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The Health Benefits of Eating Walnuts

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WalnutsAt this time of year the shops are full of festive foods and one of these which are particularly beneficial to your health are walnuts. Check out why you should endeavour to make them part of your diet not only at Christmas but throughout the year.

Health benefits of walnuts

  • Lowering cholesterol levels
  • Fighting breast & prostate cancer
  • Slowing the progression of rheumatoid & osteoarthritis
  • Encouraging production of serotonin to help you eat less
  • Lowering risk of diabetes
  • Expanding memory retention
  • Protecting against retinopathy & age related macular degeneration
  • Boosting levels of melatonin to help you sleep
  • Strengthening your hair & reducing hair loss

For all these reasons you should try to incorporate walnuts into your diet. Why not try some of the following suggestions:

  • Waldorf salad with apples & celery
  • Grilled goats cheese salad with sliced pears & watercress
  • Scattered on your breakfast cereal or porridge
  • Coffee & walnut cake
  • Added to oats & raisins in flapjacks
  • Pear & walnut upside down cake
  • Date & walnut scones
  • Roquefort & walnut open ravioli

For a more detailed description of some of the health benefits of walnuts why not read our earlier article by clicking the link below:

Could Walnuts Lower Cholesterol and Risk of Heart Disease?


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