Eating Seven Walnuts Daily is the Key to Good Health

walnutsAt a meeting of the American Chemical Society in Anaheim, California, a study was presented which suggests that eating seven walnuts daily could prove quite beneficial to the health as it contained almost twice as much antioxidant as compared to any other popular nut along with fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals.

This study was led by Dr. Joe Vinson, from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania and he suggested people to include walnuts in their daily diet to enjoy a better health.

Talking about the benefits of walnuts, this study further explained that regular consumption of walnuts helps in reducing the risk of heart disease, certain cancers and type-2 diabetes.

Other than having more antioxidant as compared to other nuts, walnuts have more powerful antioxidants which help fighting the effects of harmful molecules.

Throwing more light on the benefits of walnuts, Vinson stated, “Though I don’t suggest to completely replacing high antioxidant level fruits and vegetables like apples and spinach but twenty-eight grams of walnuts have more antioxidants than the sum of what the average person gets from fruits and vegetables”.

There is a general perception about walnuts that they have high levels of calories and far but experts believe that unsaturated fats in nuts are much better for our hearts than the fats found in meat and dairy products.