TIBURON (US), Oct 20:
A handful of walnuts a day can keep many diseases at bay! As per different studies and human trials done in 11 countries by over 55 universities, walnut diet can ensure adequate fiber, protein intake as it contains vitamins and minerals, including, unsaturated fat, magnesium, phosphorus and Omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).
Eating at least four walnuts a day will help in curing many diseases, including cancer, obesity, diabetes as well as in maintaining body weight, cognitive, reproductive health and many other lifestyle problems, according to studies.
“Walnuts are the powerhouse of nutrients for optimum health. Out of nine tree nuts, they are they only nuts that contain a significant amount of plant-based Omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which are essential fatty acids required by the body,” California Walnut Commission (CWC) Health Research Director Carol Berg Sloan said. “People in India, which has huge vegetarian population, are lacking in Omega-3 and protein. So, if they consume a handful of walnuts every day or else incorporate walnuts in their meals then it is a very healthy idea,” she said.
All nuts should be incorporated in daily meals as they are rich in source of monounsaturated fatty acids and walnuts in addition also contain high amounts of Omega-3 fatty acid, making it heart healthy.
With a content of 2.5 grams per ounce of ALA, the walnut is a plant-based source of Omega 3 fatty acid, which is not produced by our body but is necessary for overall wellness, she said. (PTI)