Walnuts are by far a much better alternative for biscuits, pretzels or sticks for snacking between meals. They are more nutritious, energetic and protect our health in many ways.
Why it is advisable to drink tea from walnuts shells.
Often, simple foods are the best.
This is certainly the case for walnuts in which nature has put an almost perfect package of proteins (15g / 100g), healthy fats (60g), fibers (2.4g), antioxidants, and many vitamins (A, B , C, E and P) and minerals (sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, chlorine, phosphorus, sulfur, iron, copper, zinc and iodine).
Among the most popular properties of these fruits, the most popular one is the brain function.
In fact, even the shape of the core has made people, since antiquity, to declare nuts to the brain. Empirical observations were then demonstrated by scientific studies that confirmed the beneficial effect of walnuts in eliminating “memory gaps” and enhancing intellectual capabilities.
The advantages of including nuts in the diet do not stop there, because they have far more virtues:
- Prevent the onset of stroke when consumed in an amount of eight per day, shows a study by American researchers at Barcelona’s Hospital Clinico.
- Reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. The likelihood of making diabetes mellitus decreases by 30% in people who consume at least 30 g of nuts a day, 5 times a week. Mono and polyunsaturated fat improves insulin sensitivity.
- Maintain healthy eyes – rich nut consumption, provide American ophthalmologists at Brigham Young University, prevent the destruction of photoreceptors, the most important retinal cells, significantly reducing the risk of developing AMD (macular degeneration caused by aging)
- Increase male fertility. American researchers at the University of California have found that walnuts, often consumed, considerably increase both the quantity and the quality of the sperm.
- Treat the heart rhythm disorders. The beneficial effect is due to the presence of alpha linoleic acid in their composition.
- Improves diseases of the stomach and intestines: ulcers, dyspepsia, irritation, heartburn, diarrhea, constipation.
- Regulates endocrine functions, being useful in the case of pituitary disorders and adrenal insufficiency, menstrual disorders, but also menopause.
- Protects the health of bones and teeth, due to its rich phosphorus content.
- Fight prostate cancer. Researchers at the University of California, have found that nuts reduce insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), which has a role in triggering prostate cancer.
- Prevent breast cancer. Researchers at Harvard University have found that regular consumption of nuts – two or more servings per week – lowers the risk of breast cancer by up to 36%.