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Walnuts

One of the best plant sources of protein, rich in fiber, B vitamins, magnesium, and antioxidants such as Vitamin E. Nuts in general are also high in plant sterols and fat - but mostly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (omega 3 fatty acids - the good fats) shown to lower LDL cholesterol. Walnuts have significantly higher amounts of omega 3 fatty acids compared to other nuts.

Reduces the risk of heart disease by improving blood vessel elasticity and plaque accumulation. Walnuts aid in the lowering LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) and the C-Reactive Protein (recently recognized as an independent marker of inflammation and predictor of heart disease).

Reduces risk of coronary heart disease. Nutritionally complete. Packed with nutrients that positively affect the body on a multitude of levels. Are one of the most nutrient-dense whole food sources of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an essential omega-3 fatty acid. Numerous studies have concluded that omega-3s help reduce the potential for heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and clinical depression. For patients with type 2 diabetes, a whole foods diet including walnuts can reduce LDL bad cholesterol by as much as 10 percent. Lower cholesterol, reduce inflammation and improve arterial function.




Researchers at the US Department of Agriculture Regional Research Centre in California and UC Davis found a walnut rich diet reduces the size and growth rate of prostate cancer.

The lead researcher said, “Walnuts should be part of a prostate-healthy diet... ...that includes lots of fruits and vegetables.””



Walnuts are normally used as an ingredient in the following Healthelicious products: