Health Benefits of Walnuts

Walnuts are deciduous trees and are cultivated for their delicious nuts. It’s widely grown in southeast Europe, Japan, and southeast Canada, California and Argentina. The Latin name of walnut is Juglans, is derived from Jupiter glans, which means a nut fit for a god. Walnuts can be simply eaten or can be used in confectionaries, sweets or with salads. They are packed with nutrition and should be consumed regularly. Here are its health benefits.

  • Walnut is rich in omega-3 fatty acids which maintains cardiovascular health
  • Walnuts since ages have been eaten to boost mental capabilities.
  • It’s also known for its anti-inflammatory properties and is beneficial in cases like asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, eczema and psoriasis.
  • Walnut contain ellagic acid, an antioxidant compound that helps supports the immune system and contain several anticancer properties.
  • Walnut has mild laxative properties and is beneficial in cases of constipation.
  • It contains vitamins and minerals thus making it an excellent food for body and muscle building.
  • Walnut boosts body’s metabolism.
  • Walnut is recommended for patients with liver ailments.
  • Omega-3 in walnuts also helps reduce LDL (bad) and total cholesterol levels.
  • Walnuts are very helpful in preventing gallstones.
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