According to scientists, eating walnuts daily can prevent Alzheimers, improve your cognitive health and enhance your memory by enabling concentrated focussing and increase the speed of the brain processor. A recent study has determined that only 5.5% of all adults (ages 19-50) consume any tree nuts and they integrate into their diet, an average 1.25 ounces of nuts per day. On the nutritional differences between tree nut eaters and non-eaters, researchers have reported some pretty notable findings: on a daily average, tree nut eaters take in 5 grams more fiber, 260 milligrams more potassium, 73 more milligrams of calcium, 95 more milligrams of magnesium, 3.7 milligrams more vitamin E, and 157 milligrams less sodium!
By consuming 13 g of walnuts daily you can have decreased LDL cholesterol; decreased total cholesterol; increased gamma-tocopherol; increased omega-3 fatty acids in red blood cells (alpha-linolenic acid) and thereby improve your blood quality,
Walnuts, English, dried pieces 0.25 cup (30.00 grams) contains Calories: 196
Researchers are convinced—more than ever before—about the nutritional benefits of walnuts when consumed in whole form, including the skin. 90% of the phenols in walnuts are found in the skin, including key phenolic acids, tannins, and flavonoids. The form of vitamin E found in walnuts is an asset to better health. Instead of having most of its vitamin E present in the alpha-tocopherol form, walnuts provide an unusually high level of vitamin E in the form of gamma-tocopherol. Particularly in studies on the cardiovascular health of men, this gamma-tocopherol form of vitamin E has been found to provide significant protection from heart problems. However, further Research on the blood pressure benefits of walnuts has been mixed. We suspect that these mixed results are related to the surprising differences in mineral composition amongst different varieties of walnuts. Researchers have long been aware of the relationship between healthy blood pressure and intake of specific minerals, including potassium, calcium, and magnesium. In multiple studies, these minerals have a much greater impact on blood pressure than the mineral sodium (familiar to most people in its sodium chloride form, i.e., everyday table salt).
Walnut trees have been cultivated for thousands of years, but The English walnut originated in India and the regions surrounding the Caspian Sea, hence it is known as the Persian walnut. As early as 4th century AD, the ancient Romans introduced the walnut into many European countries where it has been grown since.
Although allergic reactions can occur to virtually any food, research studies on food allergy consistently report more problems with some foods than with others. So try getting a nut cracker and buy some walnuts to savour as part of your regular diet. Otherwise they are available at most supermarkets with out the hard cases.