Do you want to offer the best gift to yourself? Then 7 walnuts are enough. However, you need to ensure that they have to be seven, not more or less.
This is, at least, the new direction of researchers at the University of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
According to the findings of the research, leaded by Joe Vinson, regular consumption protects against a number of health problems.
- They reduce the risk of cerebrovascular events
- They reduce the risk of heart attacks
- They reduce total and LDL cholesterol in the blood
- They slow down and reduce the loss of bone mass
- At the same time, they contribute to the development of more than 30 neurotransmitters for the proper functioning of the brain
- The benefits are maximized when walnuts are consumed raw
During their research, the scientists examined the content of various shelled dried nuts and their antioxidant substances.
According to the results, walnuts are ranked above peanuts, almonds, pecans and other nuts as they contain twice the level of antioxidant polyphenols, helping the body to combat the effects of free radicals that destroy cells and cause diseases.
Our suggestion is that people should eat 7 nuts a day.
“Those who only eat seven walnuts a day consume more than 3.7 mg of vitamin E, more than 5gr of fiber, more than 73mg of calcium, more than 95mg magnesium, less than 157mg of sodium and more than 260mg of potassium”, explains the head of the study, Joe Vinson.
Finally, dried nuts such as almonds, pistachios, hazelnuts and cashews are rich in unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins and proteins, but nowadays scientists warn that the problem is that people do not consume enough of them.