Are Walnuts Good For You?


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Dominic Ladden Profile
Dominic Ladden answered
The answer is, yes. Walnuts have all kinds of health claims and are considered to be the healthiest of all nuts due to their levels of antioxidants and nutrients. They are highly recommended as part of a healthy diet by nutritionists and professionals alike. Don’t be alarmed to find that all nuts - yes, including walnuts! - have a high level of fat content; but don’t worry, it’s the good sort of fat rather than the bad one.

It is important to note that good fats like monounsaturated fats have benefits such as aiding with weight loss while polyunsaturated fats can help lower total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol). Omega 3 fatty acids (found in walnuts) belong in the polyunsaturated fat category and have proven to help promote healthy hearts. Unfortunately, research shows that a majority of people’s diets do not contain enough of these essential fatty acids that are crucial to human health.

Walnuts and walnut oils are said to improve reaction to stress (by reducing blood pressure) and the antioxidants found in these super nuts are up to 15 times as powerful as vitamin E. They also contain many vitamins and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium, zinc, vitamin B9, B6, A etc. A 28 gram portion (equivalent to five walnuts) a day is said to be sufficient to maintain a healthy body.

Scientists recommend eating them raw and straight from the shell as roasting walnuts can reduce antioxidant quality. Walnuts can go rancid if not stored properly. Keep them away from direct sunlight and warm temperatures and store them in airtight containers to maintain their freshness. Alternatively, put them in the freezer if they are still shelled and if you’re not planning to consume them for a while.
Kath Senior Profile
Kath Senior answered
Research does suggest that they are. English walnuts are particularly good as they are high in trace elements that are used as minerals in the body. They are particularly rich in phosphorus, zinc, copper, ion, potassium and vitamin E, and they are low in saturated fat.

English walnuts also have twice as much omega-3 fatty acids as other types of walnut. It is thought that omega-3 fatty acids lower blood fat levels, reduce the risk of blood clots and lower blood pressure. This type of fatty acid is also found in large amounts in fish oils, but the type that occurs in walnuts is even better for health in people.

Walnuts are also an excellent source of protein and have a substantial amount of fibre. They also taste good and can be used in savoury and sweet dishes and salads such as Waldorf salad.
Aimee Rogers Profile
Aimee Rogers answered
It is thought that Walnuts are extremely good for you, and if eaten at the end of every meal, they are thought to cut down the damage from any fatty foods you may have eaten. This is because walnuts tend to be rich in compounds that are known to reduce the hardening of the arteries. This helps to keep them flexible and it is recommended that you eat eight walnuts a day in order to have the maximum benefits.

If you do choose to eat walnuts after every meal, it is thought that when the arteries harden, you are at a lesser risk of developing heart problems and from having a stroke. They can also help to cut out fatigue, they contain vitamins and minerals, and they can also help lower cholesterol, something which people are trying hard to do these days!

Overall all nuts are good for you in some way or another, but walnuts are particularly good for your health!
Ginger Profile
Ginger answered
Walnuts are very good for you. They are good for your blood and they are a source of protien, which is a neccesary nutrient.
Ady Mat Profile
Ady Mat answered
Walnuts are very good for health and they really got rare and trace elements which your body requires. We need to take them in balance manner.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Walnuts contain lots of fat, but you would have to eat an awful lot for them to be fattening. Also, they contain mostly good fats, which help to eliminate cholesterol and increase brain power-so the benefits overwhelmingly outweigh the risks.
brandy stripling Profile
It depends some people are allergic and some are not if you are not then they are really good for your blood
Bob  Price Profile
Bob Price answered

All kinds of seeds are rich sources of proteins and minerals.  In fact the famous Dr Joel Furhman strongly recommends nuts and seeds in your diet. 

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