Walnuts are a big part of the Christmas season for me. I remember fondly cracking nuts with our enormous nutcracker – straight out of a fairy tale. They are a part of many holiday recipes and a great addition to salads, cereals, porridge, etc. But what are the health benefits?
A recent study shows walnuts significantly lower cholesterol and are more effective than statins.
Walnuts are high in fiber, so they make you fuller faster and you will eat less. Maybe you could even consider them a diet food ;)
Walnuts also contain powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants fight free radicals and therefore are helpful in slowing down the aging process and preventing cancer.
Walnuts might even make you brainier as they contain vitamin E, melatonin, omega 3 and folate.
On top of all of that walnuts are high in healthy fats and potassium and are a good source for vitamin B6, magnesium and iron.
Make them a healthy part of your Christmas menu this year!