INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT WALNUTS
Walnuts are unique in their high omega-3 fatty-acid content (2.57 grams per oz.). This omega-3 fatty acid, alpha, alpha-linolenic acid, plays an important role in the regulation of inflammatory immune reactions, and blood pressure, in brain development in utero and in early postnatal life during cognitive-function development.
Omega-3 fatty acids in Walnuts also function in the prevention of CHD, stroke and cancers of the breast, colon and prostate cancers.
Walnuts combine heart healthy fats with a hefty dose of antioxidants including at least 16 antioxidant phenols, vitamin E, ellagic and gallic acid, helping to reduce LDL cholesterol.
Walnuts are a good alternative to fish as a source of omega-3 fatty acids.
Eating 6 walnuts prior to, or with your evening meal will help balance the omega 3 and 6 oils in an average healthy diet.
Melatonin, a hormone produced by the pineal gland, which is involved in inducing and regulating sleep has been discovered in walnuts. Eating walnuts in the evening could help provide a better nights sleep!
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This information is not designed as or intended to be used as medical diagnosis or advice. Patients should consult their physicians about diagnosis and treatment.