Walnuts

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Walnuts ★★

It’s hard to go wrong with Walnuts. They have a high amount of Omega 3’s per serving. One serving is about 1 ounce of walnuts.  It is a very good source of manganese and a good source of Copper. Click here for more info.

Walnuts can lower you bad cholesterol and improve your good cholesterol levels.

Walnuts can help boost dopamine and arginine levels in your brain, which helps you relax and opens up your blood vessels. This can be beneficial for a number of things ranging from erectile dysfunction to high blood pressure.

A study presented at the International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease in 2010 reported that mice with Alzheimer’s improved their learning, memory and coordination after being fed walnuts. Although the study was on mice, the implication is that humans may possibly show the same results.

Walnuts are a very powerful anti inflammatory food and cancer fighter. They contain a lot of powerful antioxidants and can help your vision, skin, hair, nails, and joints. They can also help reduce your appetite if you are trying to lose weight.

Like Pecans, Walnuts tend to fly under the radar despite their great health benefits. You can grind them up and add them to oatmeal or put them in yogurt or make them part of a trail mix. They are very versatile and can be used a number of different ways. Try eating a few servings per week to get the most out of them.

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