Nuts! There are so many out there and each one is different in taste and in their unique, nutrition profile. But today let’s talk about the king of all nuts, the walnut.
Walnuts are natures nearly perfect food that combines protein, fiber, healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. In fact, in just a ¼ cup serving of walnuts, you get four grams of protein and two grams of fiber. Making it a perfect food for weight loss due to the protein and fiber in the nut that makes you feel less hungry.
What makes walnuts unique among the other nuts is that it has the highest amount of omega-3 fats with 2.5 grams per serving. Research has shown that eating walnuts was associated with better memory, brain function and even booting your mood.
Also, eating walnuts have been linked to several health benefits from cancer and diabetes prevention, gut, cardiovascular and even male reproductive health. So, add walnuts to your bake goods, breakfast cereals, salads, to your side dishes such as quinoa or rice or pair them with your favorite fruit as a snack.