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NutrientValue
Calories 618 kcal
Total fat 59 gr
Sodium 2 mg
Potassium 523 mg
Carbohydrate 9,91 gr
Fiber 6,8 gr
Sugars 1,1 gr
Protein 24,06 gr
Source: USDA - National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (Release 26)

Health & Nutrition

Walnuts are great allies for our health thanks to their high content of protein, polyunsaturated fats, melatonin, antioxidants and omega-3. Its consumption has been recommended to protect and improve the functioning of the heart and brain and to protect against cancer.

Protecting the vascular system

Numerous studies conclude that walnuts might be an excellent support for circulatory health, reducing the risk of diseases and cardiovascular and cerebrovascular accidents thanks to its high content of omega-3. This oil has been associated with decreased cardiac arrhythmias and reuction of inflammation of the arteries. Walnuts high levels of vitamin E have been associated with protection, especially in men, of heart problems. Finally, their high content of antioxidants have been associated with the protection of our vascular system against free radicals.

Helping our brain and mind

Walnuts have also been associated with good brain function. Thanks to its polyphenols and antioxidants they are said to help improve neural connections benefiting the performance of motor function, especially as we get older. Current studies are evaluating how its antioxidants and omega-3 help could fight the effects of aging on the brain, reducing the risk of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer.

Sleep deprivation is associated with stress and mental illness; walnuts, thanks to their high content of melatonin are said to help improve sleep and reduce insomnia for those who consume them. If we add that it also has omega-3, which has been linked to depression when its levels are low, walnuts should be a good aid against stress and mental illness.

Allies in weight loss

Walnuts have a bad reputation in the fight against weight loss for its high calorie content, but consumed in moderation and systematically (a handful or two each day) they could help reduce excess fat in our body thanks to its high content of fiber, protein and polyunsaturated fats, which quickly generate a lasting feeling of satiety. In longer terms, walnuts are said to help generate serotonin, which improves the transmission of nerve signals, reducing hunger, fighting abdominal obesity and hypertension and improving cardiac function as well as our mood.

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