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.
Ataman Farm Walnut (30 gr)
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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.