Walnuts – food for the mind and not only

Walnuts are a rich source of antioxidants, fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals. Precisely because of their valuable substances, they are ranked first among nuts as a healthy natural product.

Thanks to their rich content of omega-3 fatty acids and alpha-linolenic acid, the walnuts are useful for improving cardiac function and reducing the risk of cardiovascular problems. ’30 Walnuts a day within a month help reduce the level of bad cholesterol by an average of 0.3 units.

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For healthy cardiovascular system they affect the content of the amino acid L-arginine, which is responsible for the conversion of nitric oxide. The amino acid prevents narrowing of the arteries and the accumulation of fatty deposits on the walls of arteries.

Walnuts are often called “brain food” and this is not accidentally. Omega-3 fatty acids in nuts play an important role in the optimal functioning of the brain cells, which provide a clear mind, concentration and good memory.

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Consumption of nuts is recommended in systemic mental workload .

Besides vitamins, minerals and amino acids, found in walnuts is the presence of melatonin. Mobilization is helpful for improving the quality of sleep. Consumption of nuts is recommended for those suffering from insomnia , sleep apnea and other sleep problems.

Experts believe that regular consumption of nuts helps to reduce the risk of cancer and prevents gallstones .

A handful of walnuts contains two times more antioxidants than other nuts. They are used to obtain 8% of the daily consumption of antioxidants.

To absorb all the beneficial properties and to extract the maximum benefit to our health , it is advisable to consume 7 raw walnuts a day. Cooking nuts removes  the qualities of antioxidants in them .

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