Most of us know that incorporating nuts into our diet is important. If you are like me you don’t necessarily know which nut is going to help with what, so you just eat a mixture and hope for the best. After a lot of reading I’ve found that most researchers are putting walnuts on top!
Walnuts are part of the tree nut family which also includes hazelnuts, macadamia nuts (my favorite!), cashews, pine nuts, pistachios and Brazil nuts. If you find you are having trouble getting your plant based omega-3 fats, grab a quarter cup of walnuts! In that serving alone you will get 100 percent of the daily recommended amount.
Most of all, when you eat walnuts, resist the urge to remove the outer most layer, the whitish flaky part. This part of the walnut actually holds 90% of the antioxidants and is the healthiest part to eat! Furthermore, make sure to buy raw or organic nuts and not irradiated or pasteurized nuts. You will lose numerous health benefits if you buy the wrong kind!
In conclusion, you will reap numerous benefits from a handful of raw walnuts a day! If you have questions about your diet and nutrition, please contact our office. 112 W Lake Street, Libertyville IL. 847-362-4476