Walnuts look like little brains with their ridges and they are actually good for brain health because of their high EFA content. But what else? Plenty! The health benefits of walnuts include reduction of LDL (or the bad) cholesterol in the body making them great for heart health, improvement in metabolism, control of diabetes, they are anti-inflammatory, aid in weight management and help to boost your mood!. It is also believed that due to their phenolic components, they can inhibit cancer.
190 calories per ounce or 30 grams.
4 grams of carbohydrate per ounce.
4 grams of protein per ounce.
18 grams of total fat content in 1 ounce, including both unsaturated fats and saturated fats.
2 grams of dietary fibre per ounce.
They are a good source of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium.
Vitamins include vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin B12, vitamin E, vitamin K, and vitamin A. Carotenoids found in them include beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin.
20 mg of phytosterols per ounce.
So go on, do your body, mind and spirit a solid! Put down that sugary cookie, grab a handful and eat them raw to preserve all the goodness packed into these little superfood looking ‘brains’!