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This week, we shall be discussing about Walnuts… Walnuts contain a number of neuroprotective compounds, including vitamin E, folate, Melatonin, omega-3 fats, and antioxidants. Research shows walnut consumption may support brain health, including increasing inferential reasoning in young adults.
Walnuts have a slightly bitter taste. They are widely used in most bakery products. Apart from their various culinary uses, Walnut has many health, skin and hair benefits. Walnuts are best known to help you acquire glowing skin, strong hair and a healthy body. Walnut is also included in various skin care products for its rich nutritional benefits.
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF WALNUT
(1) IMPROVES HEART’S HEALTH
Walnuts are filled with omega-3 fatty acids that are essential for hearts health. Consume a few Walnuts every day to lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol in your body. This also boosts good cholesterol production and benefits your heart.
(2) GOOD FOR BRAIN’S HEALTH
Omega 3 fatty acids in walnut are essential for a healthy brain. Consume foods with high Omega 3 fatty acid content to keep your nervous system working smoothly and to improve your memory.
(3) PREVENTS BREAST CANCER
Eating few walnuts every day can lower the risk related to breast cancer. It is suggested that consuming walnuts will reduce the chances of breast cancer.
(4) MAINTAINS BONE’S HEALTH
Walnuts has an essential fatty acid known as alpha linolenic acid. This acid can help your bones to grow stronger and healthier. Regular intake of walnuts should lower inflammation. This can keep your bones strong for a long time.
(5) AIDS BETTER SLEEP AND RELIEVES STRESS
Walnut contains melatonin that aids good sleeping patterns. Omega 3 fatty acids also keep a check on your blood pressure and relieve stress.
(6) REQUIRED DURING PREGNANCY
Expectant mothers can get many benefits from consuming walnuts every day. Walnuts have Vitamin B complex like folates, riboflavin and thiamin. These are essentials for women during pregnancy for the health of the foetus.
(7) RELIEVES CONSTIPATION AND DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
Walnut is high in fiber that is useful to maintaining the health of your digestive system. We need fiber daily for proper bowel movement. Many protein sources like meat, eggs and dairy products do not contain fiber. Consume walnuts daily to keep your digestive problems at bay.
(8) BOOSTS IMMUNITY
Walnuts are best known to boost immunity and they contain good amounts of antioxidants to keep the immune system healthy and protect it from many diseases. Add few walnuts to your daily diet to stay fit as a fiddle.
CURES INFLAMMATORY DISEASES
Inflammatory diseases such as asthma, arthritis and eczema can be cured by eating Walnuts. They contain high amounts of fatty acids to treat these diseases.
WALNUT HAS BENEFITS FOR HEALTHY SKIN
(A) DELAYS SKIN AGEING
Walnuts are filled with B-vitamins, which are best for the skin. Vitamin B manages stress and lowers stress levels. High stress levels add to wrinkles and lead to faster ageing.
B-vitamins, along with Vitamin E (a natural antioxidant), can fight free radicals that induce stress. Walnuts can delay the process of ageing.
(B) MOISTURISED SKIN
Dry-skinned beauties can apply lukewarm walnut oil every day. Walnut oil is useful to keep your skin moisturised. This also nourishes your inner skin and enhances healthy skin cell growth.
(C) GETS RID OF DARK CIRCLES
Apply lukewarm walnut oil regularly to lighten under the eye dark circles. This also acts as a calming agent. The oil from walnut can soothe puffiness on the eyes to help regain the skin’s glow and shine.
(D) GLOWING SKIN
Derive the skin benefits of walnut by making this Face Pack at home: What you should do is: Blend 4 walnuts, two tsp. oats, 1 tsp. honey, 1 tsp. cream, and four drops of olive oil into a blender to make a good paste.
Apply this evenly on the face and neck areas.Let this dry well. Wash your face with warm water.
This mask will keep your facial skin hydrated and also delay the signs of ageing.
WALNUT HAS BENEFITS FOR HEALTHY HAIR
Pollution, erratic lifestyle and bad eating habits can damage your hair. You can regain the health of your hair by adding walnuts to your everyday hair care regimen. Walnuts can be consumed or even applied as an oil to maintain healthy hair.
Walnut is the best source of Omega 6, potassium, Omega 3, and Omega 9 fatty acids. These ingredients help in strengthening the hair follicles. Apply walnut oil regularly to get stronger, healthier, longer and shinier hair.
Walnut oil can keep balding at bay. Apply this regularly to prevent the set in of balding.
Walnut oil is popularly used in hair oils for its rich hydrating properties. It acts as an anti-dandruff remedy that is 100% natural.
Apply walnut oil regularly to keep your scalp hydrated. This will also help you stay away from any medical conditions like dermatitis. Anti-fungal walnut oil is best to prevent infections like ringworm. This also helps to maintain a healthy and clean scalp and healthy hair.
Highlights the Hair Colour Naturally
Walnut husk is popularly known as a natural colouring agent that can naturally highlight the hair. Walnut oil has a good number of proteins that improves your hair colour, while adding a healthy glow.
Improves your Hair
It is suggested to apply the oil of walnut 3 times a week to get its benefits. For best and effective results, use it together with coconut or even olive oil..
Now, I believe we all know the health benefits of walnutsThis is where we would be stopping this week.
Till I come your way again next week…
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