Friday, January 23, 2015

A handful of walnuts a day keeps your heart and brain strong

Contrary to an earlier belief that nuts of any type boost cholesterol and are harmful for the body is now turning out to be a misnomer. Today the studies show that nuts of every kind are not only reduce bad cholesterol, but are also of immense health value. And of all the types of nuts, walnuts top the list.

It has been found out that walnuts are the only type of nuts family that contain significant source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) - plant-based omega-3 fatty acid which strengthen heart and ensure a balanced brain-health.  A recent study shows that a mere 13 grams of walnuts a day can not only boost man’s memory but also acts as a stimulant for the heart and brain.

The study at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, has found that cognitive function was consistently greater in adult participants that consumed walnuts - regardless of age, gender or ethnicity. 

Presence of Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium in the walnuts are correlated with maintaining a health blood pressure. Likewise those suffering from Type 2 Diabetes have shown better jealth when they took about 3 ounces of walnuts daily.

There is so many health benefits that one can keep listing and talking - do read more about walnuts and add this wonder nut in your daily intake to be healthy and happy.

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