Walnuts have powerful properties that can ward off life-threatening conditions including cardiovascular disease.
Sometimes the simplest of habits can go a long way in helping secure a healthy, disease-free life in the future. Eating walnuts every day can help you achieve exactly this. A study published in Journal of the American Heart Association found that those who ate whole walnuts daily in combination with lower overall amounts of saturated fat had lower central blood pressure, had better cardiovascular health and lower central diastolic blood pressure.
These tiny, brain-shaped nuts can help you in many ways besides lending your food a rich flavour.
Better sexual health: Men, if you want better sperm quality, quantity and motility and keep infertility away, you need to consume 60 g of nuts. Walnuts have plenty of omega-3, antioxidants (vitamin C and E, selenium and zinc), and folate and other phytochemicals which could be beneficial for your fertility.
Healthier hair: The high Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin E content in walnuts help your hair become healthy and dense. These also promote the growth of new hair and prevent hair thinning and hair loss.
Beat diabetes: The antioxidants in walnuts can help you cut the risk of developing Type-2 diabetes. Eating 3 tablespoons of walnuts was associated with a 47 per cent lower prevalence of Type-2 diabetes. This is mainly because walnuts have polyunsaturated fat and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) — the plant-based omega-3 fatty acid , protein and fibre.
Helps digestion: Walnuts can help promote the growth of probiotic bacteria in the gut. This could not only help improve your gut functioning but it could also reduce the risk of heart and brain diseases as well as cancer.
Delay skin ageing: Want supple, smooth wrinkle-free skin even in your late 40s and 50s? Load up on vitamin e-rich walnuts. Eating these daily will ensure your skin gets a boost of vitality.