More than ever before, researchers are convinced about the nutritional benefits of walnuts. Each walnut you crack open and eat contains loads of vitamins, phenolic acids, tannins, and flavonoids, as well as those hard-to-find omega-3 fatty acids, with almost 90% of the phenols being found in the skin. This array of compounds contributes to heart health, works to prevent cancer, helps fight diabetes, improves cognitive function, and may even help with a better night’s sleep. While many nuts have proven to be extremely beneficial to your health, studies are showing that eating a handful of walnuts contains almost twice as many antioxidants as an equivalent amount of any other commonly consumed nut. Over the course of this article, we’ll demon- strate through scientific studies how adding a few handfuls of walnuts to your daily diet can greatly improve your health.
“Eating a handful of walnuts contains almost twice as many antioxidants as an equivalent amount of any other commonly consumed nut.”
BY CARLEY EDER
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