Walnuts may be one of the most familiar nuts that consumers have ever known, but people are not eating plenty of them. In fact, there are people who don’t eat them at all; thus, missing the health benefits they offer.
According to Joe Vinson of the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, walnuts contain high quality of antioxidants and it takes only about seven walnuts a day to get the potential health benefits. “A handful of walnuts contains almost twice as much antioxidants as an equivalent amount of any other commonly consumed nut,” he said in a statement.
Vinson also noted that the antioxidants in walnuts were 2 to 15 times as potent as vitamin E — known for its role in preventing inflammation, preventing the clumping off platelets and strengthening of the immune system.
Over the years, the nutritional benefits of walnuts have been the subject of many studies.Â Researchers, including medical experts, are convinced that eating walnuts helps lower the person’s risk to heart disease, diabetes, certain kinds of cancer, and other health problems.
Walnuts are rich in unsaturated, fatty acids, iron, and B vitamins. They also contain numerous heart-healthy compounds, including potassium, calcium, and magnesium.