Walnuts were the unanimous first choice, when we were considering the ingredients, we should use in our granolas. This beautiful, butterfly shaped crunchy nut, is not only great to taste but also a super food that helps in the development of the brain as well as preventing ailments.
Walnuts have a special place in the nutritional foods chain, since they are the only nut’s to contain a large amount of alpha-linolenic acid, one of the two major types of omega-3 fatty acid which is very good for the heart as well as the brain and the nervous system.
Walnuts are a tough nut to crack, but the inner fruit is well worth the effort for its unique taste and the health benefits associated with it.
Walnuts are a rich source of magnesium hence good in inhibiting the onset of diabetes, since as low magnesium diets have been linked to reduced insulin sensitivity and increased risk of type 2 Diabetes. Moreover, they are a good source of the vitamin E, which acts as an antioxidant, neutralizing unstable molecules that can damage your DNA cells.
Pregnant women can get many health benefits by having walnuts daily, since they contain healthy Vitamin B Complex groups present in them like foliates, riboflavin, thiamin and more, which are very beneficial for the mother and her fetus.
Skin & Hair
The secret ingredient, to help you keep looking good forever, walnuts help delay skin ageing Walnuts are good for skin as they are packed with B-vitamins that make them a great treat for your skin. Vitamin B is an also excellent stress and mood manager which reduces your stress level, which as we all know prematures ageing.
For those of you, who love strong and long hair, Walnuts should be an essential part of your diet as they are good sources of potassium, Omega 3, Omega 6, and Omega 9 fatty acids. All these ingredients strengthen the hair follicles giving you longer, stronger, healthier, and glowing hair.
Given its nutritional benefits and superior taste, it is no wonder this nut is a favorite among professional chef’s and bakers for their desserts and bakes.