Walnuts have a delectable nutty flavor, and a crisp, buttery texture. They are delicious for snacking and can also be baked into cookies, cakes, and breads. Toss them into salads or sprinkle them over soup for a delightful nutty crunch. Walnuts also go well as a topping for ice cream or frozen yogurt. Walnuts are an excellent source of fibre, magnesium, protein, and phosphorus, as well as the antioxidant selenium. Research shows that walnuts can help protect against cardiovascular, neurological, and anti-carcinogenic diseases, which is likely due to their ability to control free radicals. Not suitable for customers with an allergy to peanuts, other nuts, wheat or soy due to manufacturing methods.
Helps weight loss: Contrary to what people believe, walnuts can form a part of weight management diet. Several studies have suggested that regular consumption of walnuts is unlikely to cause weight gain or obesity. In fact, an ounce of walnuts contains 2.5g of omega 3 fats, 4g of protein and 2g of fibre that help provide satiety. Any successful weight management plan must include satiety factor; so walnut is undoubtedly the right food to consider if you are into a weight management programme. Despite being ‘dense in calories, walnuts can be an important tool in helping you lose weight.
Induces sleep: Walnuts contain a compound called melatonin, responsible for conveying messages regarding the cycle of light and dark to the body. Since melanin is already synthesized by the body, consumption of walnuts increases the blood levels of melatonin, thereby inducing sleep. That’s why eating walnuts can be a great way to improve sleep.
Great for your hair: Walnut is a good ‘hair food’ too. This is because walnuts contain biotin (vitamin B7) that helps strengthen hair, reduce hair fall and improve hair growth to certain extent. In addition to walnuts, you can try these foods to prevent hair loss.