1.Walnuts been found to improve your mood! Well, they won’t make you giddy, but research suggests one ounce of nutrient rich walnuts every day can make a difference. That’s only about six or seven shelled nuts.  Keep in mind that the nuts are high calorie food and consideration should be made to keep the intake within your daily calorie goals. The nutrients, alpha-linolenic acid, vitamin E, folate, polyphenols, or melatonin  (all these are abundant in walnuts) could be responsible for the improved moods of the students in recent studies, although exactly why it works is still unknown.

2.Body Weight: Even though they are considered high calorie, it has been found that walnuts included in a diet, can also help maintain a healthy body weight if used appropriately. It has been shown that eating walnuts can elevate your at-rest energy expenditure.

3.Heart Health: Another study credits walnuts with improved heart health. The omega-3 fat alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is an anti-inflammatory. Individuals with a high level of ALA in their diet lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack, and even stroke.

All this by eating just one ounce of walnuts a day? Looking for a happy snack or dessert that will be good for you at the same time?  We will shamelessly plug our organic walnut baklava. Click here to shop online.

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