Nutrition: 7 Walnut Health Benefits

According to a research in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, women who rarely ate nuts like walnuts were more likely to gain weight. Sprinkle some on roasted green beans with lemon and walnuts for a healthful side dish.

Walnuts benefit skin too. Walnuts' healthful fats protect your heart and blood vessels and plump your skin. Omega-3 fatty acids keep skin cells wet, giving it a glow. Walnuts fight inflammation, reducing redness and discomfort. They may even shield your skin from UV rays.

This supernut can prevent cancer. The American Institute for Cancer Research says all nuts are healthy, but walnuts are especially so. Walnuts' nutrients prevent inflammation and oxidative stress, which can cause cancer.

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Adding walnuts to your diet may help you manage diabetes.

Because of their fiber content, walnuts help digestive health. Walnuts enhance gut beneficial bacteria, which may prevent chronic disease and boost the immune system, according to a Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry study.

The walnut farm surprised me by showing me how walnuts could assist men's infertility. UCLA School of Nursing researchers found that males who ate two handfuls of walnuts daily had better fertility and sperm quality.

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