Only a handful a day will protect you from cancer, heart disease and diabetes
Of all nuts, walnuts contain the highest levels of antioxidants. And when it comes to food that is healthy for the heart, walnuts are the most healthiest foods.
Besides rich in fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals. Therefore, it is not surprising that the results of various studies have shown that regular consumption of nuts can reduce the risk of heart disease, some cancers and diabetes type 2 diabetes.
In the latest study, researchers from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania analyzed antioxidants in several types of nuts: walnuts, almonds, peanuts, pistachios, hazelnuts and cashew nuts.
“Walnuts are ranked above other nuts. A handful of walnuts contains almost twice as much antioxidants than the same amount of any other nuts. Unfortunately, people just not eat enough nuts. Our research shows that as part of a healthy diet should eat more walnuts, “said lead researcher Joe Vinson.
Experts advise that you consume them raw, not processed because they are so reduced antioxidant properties. However, many avoid nuts because they think they will gain weight, but they contain healthy polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats which do not lead to blockage of blood vessels, as well as saturated fats.
If you eat nuts, you will not gain weight. In fact, experts say that you will lose weight because they create a feeling of satiety.
Seven walnuts a day is the ideal amount for maximum health benefit, “added Dr. Vinson.