Walnuts form the part of the tree nut family which includes cashews, pecans, pine nuts etc. And there are many more benefits of walnuts. Walnuts not only just looks like brain but they directly benefits your brain health.
1.Benefits for heart:
Walnut improves our heart to function properly because it helps to maintain healthy cholestrol level and decrease blood pressure.
Harward research suggests eating walnuts may help reduce chances of colorectal cancer (Development of cancer from colon or rectum). Walnuts are known to contain beneficial omega 3 fatty acids and it also help to fight breast cancer and if you have breast cancer walnuts may help curb tumor growth.
3.Good for brain:
Walnuts have a significantly high concentration of DHA, a type of omega 3 fatty acids. DHA has been shown to protect brain health in newborns.
4.Helps to boost mood:
Eating walnuts can help decrease anger and boost your mood.As they contain omega 3 fatty acids, a nutrient involved in many brain functions essential for a good mood.
5.Help to manage weight:
Eating walnuts could help to stimulate fat loss and weight loss. walnuts have appetite controlling power, also they contain plant sterols and vitamins that help to suppress hunger,which helps in weight loss.
6.Help to control Diabetes:
Diabetes occurs when your pancreas is not able to produce enough insulin.walnut helps to build resistance for insulin and control blood glucose levels and reduces the risk for developing type-2 diabetes.
7.IMPROVES SLEEP :
Do you suffer from insomnia or feel difficult to sleep ? then walnuts can be very beneficial for you, because walnut helps to increase the level of melatonin ( a sleep hormone ) in your body which helps to provide you quality sleep, so if you can’t sleep at night eat 3 – 4 walnuts.
HOW MANY WALNUTS CAN BE EATEN IN A DAY??
An ounce of walnuts can be taken a day which is around 28 grams , include them in your diet in various ways
1.High intake of walnuts can cause diarrhea
2.people who are allergic to nuts should not eat walnuts
3.walnuts may lead to weight gain because they are high in calories if they are taken in excess.