HEALTH

Scientific studies show that eating 5-6 walnuts on a daily basis has many positive health effects for people of all ages. The walnut is rich in nutritional values, a great source of omega-3, antioxidants and is beneficial for weight management, diabetes, heart health and the nervous system.

NUTRITIONAL FACTS
Ataman Farm Walnut (30 gr)

Total Fat:
30%
Saturated Fat:
9%
Kernel Rate:
52%
Moisture Content:
8%
Cholesterol:
0
Fiber:
8%
Calcium:
2%
Potassium:
4%
Iron:
4%
Carbohydrate:
1%

RICH NUTRITIONAL VALUES

The walnut is a source of fibre, protein, calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, polyunsaturated fats and flavonoids; therefore being an extremely rich food source which aids in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and nervous system disorders. It has a high ratio of omega-3 fatty acids, which can help prevent the onset of heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure.

WALNUTS & OMEGA-3

Walnuts are among the foods highest in total Omega-3 fatty acids and while most fats should be avoided, Omega-3 is essential in the diet. Our body cannot make Omega-3 fats therefore a healthy diet can consist of an added handful of walnuts per day. The health benefits of Omega-3 are plenty, to name a few: reduced risk of heart disease, improved cholesterol health, improvements in a child’s learning and behaviour and a normalised metabolic system.

WALNUTS & ANTIOXIDANTS

Antioxidants are nutrients and enzymes that play a crucial role in controlling the damaging process of oxidation, which occurs from free radical molecules. Antioxidants work to neutralise free radicals and are essential to maintaining a healthy aging process and overall health. A handful of walnuts can contain up to twice as many antioxidants as the equivalent amount of other nuts.

WALNUT & HEART HEALTH

Healthy cholesterol levels and healthy arteries are supported by consumption of the walnut due to its high content of Omega-3 fatty acid. Science has proven that the consumption of walnuts aids in reducing the risk of excessive clotting and excessive inflammation and overall blood quality.

WALNUTS & DIABETES

A common risk for those suffering from type 2 diabetes is cardiovascular problems. Walnuts are a welcome addition to the diet especially in this case and are an easy addition to breakfast or dinner, for example, a handful of crushed walnuts on top of your cereal or crushed and mixed with a salad.

WALNUTS & THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

Due to its Omega-3 content walnuts help maintain a healthy brain and especially aid in improved memory and cognitive memory process. Studies show that children who do not have a sufficient intake of Omega-3 are more prone to learning disorders and hyperactivity. Walnuts are a delicious and easy source of Omega-3 that can be added to a smoothie or eaten as a snack, helping children to get their right amount of Omega-3. Walnuts also contain a plentiful source of melatonin, which is necessary for a healthy sleep pattern and preventing insomnia.

WALNUTS AND SKIN HEALTH

Walnut oil is used commonly as skin oil due to its vitamin content, especially B and E vitamins, and Omega-3 fatty acids. It helps to retain essential nutrients and moisture in the skin keeping the skin elastic and supple. Also due it’s anti-inflammatory properties it can be used as an ointment to aid skin irritations and diseases.

Overall, the benefits of adding a handful of walnuts to your diet on a daily basis are unparalleled and we have a recipes page to help inspire the daily addition of walnuts to your diet.