Are good, nutritious and are good for our health is that our beauty is nuts. Commonly understood as the edible part of the walnut tree, they lend themselves well to being crunched as snacks and breakfast, alone or accompanied cereal or as an ingredient for sweet and savory preparations.
All thanks to an intense and particular taste that makes Walnut a versatile food. However, the taste is not the only positive aspect. This dry fruit, in fact, has many beneficial properties.
Let’s see what:
As we said, the walnut is a nutritious food: it is rich in vitamins, such as A, C, K, but especially the B vitamins. It also has a high mineral salt content, most notably zinc. But there are also magnesium, iron, calcium and phosphorus.
Their healthy effect is to be referred in particular to the presence of monounsaturated fatty acids omega 3 and omega 6, such as linoleic acid, of which walnuts rich sleep. These fatty acids help to regulate cholesterol values: they increase those of HDL, the good cholesterol, and instead reduces bad cholesterol. This property makes the nuts useful to prevent cardiovascular diseases, for which we know that high cholesterol values represent a risk factor.
Also nuts, just for the content of omega 3 but also for the vitamin and mineral composition, improve cognitive skills, for which they are a great food to be consumed when studying, but also when held physical efforts. It is no coincidence that many sports before their sports activities consume just nuts!
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The presence of arginine, then, plays an important role in the prevention of arteriosclerosis.
Do not forget the presence of antioxidants that make nuts a beauty ally, to keep the skin young. Such a property is due to the presence of vitamin E, which acts as an antioxidant, together with polyphenols, their action seeks to protect against free radicals.
In short, a food suitable for everyone, except for those with intolerance or allergies to nuts or dried fruit in general.
To remember that nuts are very caloric: 100 grams contain 654 Kcal fact. The ideal is therefore consuming a few kernels for breakfast or as a snack, or even, before training.