Walnuts for your health
The health benefits of fresh walnuts are many. Walnuts are 'brain food' and are packed with a wide range of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Enjoying a handful of walnuts (about 10 whole nuts) regularly as part of a healthy eating diet may reduce your risk of heat disease and type 2 diabetes and may help with weight management. Have you had yours today? Avoid the mid afternoon slump with a handful of walnuts and some fruit. It will sustain you through the day.
Nuts are low in saturated fat, have many chemicals that can protect against cancer, and can reduce the risk of heart disease. They contain dietary fibre that lowers blood cholesterol and helps prevent diabetes and they are a good source of the anti-oxidant Vitamin E. Walnuts have a greater proportion of good or unsaturated fats that also help lowers cholesterol.
For more information on nutritional benefit and scientific studies go to Nuts for Life.