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Benefits of Eating Walnuts

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Walnuts are called brain food and not without reason. Nearly 60% of our brain structure comprises of Omega 3 fatty acids which are found in walnuts that nourish dry skin and improves its texture. Walnuts are also instrumental in promoting cardiovascular health.

Walnuts are one of the healthiest nuts which are full of good fats and nutrients. Mix a handful of walnuts with 3 tablespoons of yoghurt and blend it. Apply this scrub on your face daily for smooth and soft skin. Walnut, if used in the form of oil, contains linoleic acid, which prevents wrinkles and fine lines.

Eating 2.5 ounces(1 ounce-28.34 g)  of walnuts per day improves semen quality in healthy young men, researchers say. According to a study by UCLA researchers, eating 75 grams of walnuts a day improves the vitality, motility, and morphology of sperm in healthy men aged 21 to 35.

Eating about 28 walnut halves a day provides antioxidants and phytosterols that may help reduce the risk of breast cancer.

Eating a handful of walnuts just thrice a week is the key to a longer life, a study has found. Scientists discovered that these edible seeds cut the risk of dying from cancer by 40 per cent and from cardiovascular disease by at least 55 per cent. In general, nut eaters in the research had a 39 per cent lesser risk of death and walnut eaters in particular a 45 per cent reduced threat.

The nuts can improve sleep, as they contain hormone melatonin, that induces sleep and helps regulate sleep. This makes walnuts a great evening or bedtime snack for improving your sleep.

Nutrition facts and Benefits of Almonds

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25 Almonds, provides 3 grams of fiber, 6 grams of protein, 35 percent of the daily value for vitamin E and manganese, 20 percent of magnesium, 15 percent of riboflavin, copper and phosphorous, 8 percent for both calcium and iron and small amounts of several other B vitamins.

Almonds improve haemoglobin and promote blood circulation. They also reduce cholesterol and help in prevention of lung and breast cancer.

Those who consume nuts five times a week have about a 50 percent reduction in risk of heart attack according to the Loma Linda School of Public Health.

It was found that the flavonoids in almond skins work in synergy with the vitamin E, thus reducing the risk of heart disease.

Almonds help build strong bones and teeth.

They provide healthy fats and aid in weight loss

Almonds contain riboflavin and L-carnitine, nutrients that boost brain activity and may also reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Almonds are the only nut and one of the few proteins that are alkaline forming. When your body is not alkaline enough, you risk osteoporosis, poor immune function, low energy and weight gain.

Garlic has multiple health benefits

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Garlic has multiple health benefits. Sulphur compounds found in garlic activates liver enzymes.It also contains a substance known as allicin, which has anti-bacterial,
anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-protozoan properities. It also helps to remove free radicals from the body.