Walnuts are edible seeds from the trees of the Juglans genus. They are round, single-seeded fruits of the walnut tree. The fruit and the seed of the walnut are enclosed in a thick, inedible husk. The shell of the fruit that encloses the kernel is hard and two-halved. The seed of the walnut fruits contain significant amounts of nutrients such as proteins, EFAs (essential fatty acids), carbohydrates, vitamins, and essential minerals.

Want a good night’s sleep? Eat some walnuts soaked in water before sleeping or eat a salad or any other dish using walnuts as toppings. Melatonin, a hormone that helps induce and regulate sleep, is available in walnuts in a bio-available form. Thus, walnuts help make for a perfect dinner that leads you to a great, restful sleep.

A scientific study indicates that a lack of omega-3 fatty acids (provided by walnuts) cause hyperactivity, irritability, and tantrums. Supplementing a child’s diet with walnuts compensates the deficit in EFAs and alleviates their mood. It is even applicable to adults who are battling depression and stress.

Benefits


Walnuts are rich in B-vitamins and antioxidants that prevents your skin from free radical damage and prevents wrinkles and signs of ageing. So if you want glowing skin long into your middle-age, eat walnuts.


Eating 2.5 ounces of walnuts per day improves semen quality in healthy young men, researchers say. According to a study by UCLA researchers, eating 75 grams of walnuts a day improves the vitality, motility, and morphology of sperm in healthy men aged 21 to 35 [4]. Here are 8 easy ways to boost your sperm quality and count.


The researchers at the Marshall University found that a daily dose of walnuts – equal to 2 ounces a day in humans – reduces the growth of breast cancer tumours in mice. Lead researcher Elaine Hardman, Ph.D., of Marshall’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, and colleagues studied the mice from the mother, through conception and throughout life. They then compared mice given walnuts to those fed a regular diet. The research found that the group whose diet included walnut at both stages developed breast cancer at less than half the rate of the group with the typical diet. In addition, the number of tumours and their sizes were significantly smaller.


Nutrition Facts


Nutrition Facts

serving Size 28g


Amount per serving

Calories 185

Calories from Fat 154


% Daily Value*


Total Fat 18g

28%


Saturated Fat 2g

9%


Trans Fat


Omega 3s Fatty Acid 2.5g

105.9%


Cholesterol 0mg

0%


Sodium 1mg

0%


Total Carbohydrate 4g

1%


Dietary Fiber 2g

8%


Sugars 1g


Protein 4g


Vitamin A0%

Vitamin C1%

Calcium3%

Iron5%


*percent daily values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet value. Daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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