We had a great weekend in southern Holland where we picked up few kilos of walnuts from our friends garden.
Walnuts are one of my favourite nuts and so versatile. They are packed with antioxidants and nutrients such as vitamin E (gamma-tocopherol), potassium and magnesium. Nuts are low in saturated fats and have high levels of beneficial monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids such as omega-3. They can be used in salads, smoothies and are great as a snack.
Some studies have found walnuts to have a positive impact on health such as:
- Decrease LDL-cholesterol and total cholesterol levels which could reduce cardiovascular disease risk
- Improve cognitive function
- Low chronic inflammation