1. Walnuts are low in saturated fat and high in both polyunsaturated and mono-unsaturated fat.
2. Walnuts are an excellent source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, particularly when bought in their shells and eaten while fresh. The 1.5 ounces of walnuts cited by the FDA also more than fulfill the daily requirement of essential omega-3 fatty acids, a critical nutrient deficient in the American diet. Among tree nuts, walnuts are distinctive because of their concentration of omega-3 fatty acids.
3. Walnuts contain no cholesterol and are an important source of dietary fiber and protein. They are also a good source of many vitamins and minerals including potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, zinc, vitamin B1, B6, folate, and vitamin E.
4. Research has found that eating regular amounts of walnuts reduces bad cholesterol (LDL) in the blood.
5. With a 7:1 ratio of polyunsaturated to saturated fat, walnuts are one of the highest naturally occurring sources of polyunsaturated fats.
6. Polyunsaturated fats are an important source of essential fatty acids (EFAs) which we must get from the food we eat. Walnuts are a rich plant source of alpha-linolenic acid, a key EFA from which omega-3 fatty acids are derived.
7. Eating a handful of walnuts a day can lower blood cholesterol. The results of a study conducted at Loma Linda University and reported in 1993 in the New England Journal of Medicine determined that walnuts were beneficial in reducing blood cholesterol levels and protecting against heart disease. Researchers at Loma Linda found that when men with normal cholesterol values were given walnuts instead of foods high in saturated fat and, when calorie levels were held constant, their blood cholesterol levels dropped by more than 12% and their LDL, or bad cholesterol, lowered by more than 16%.
8. Walnuts contain no cholesterol and are an important source of dietary fiber and protein. They are also a good source of many vitamins and minerals including potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, zinc, vitamin B1, B6, folate, and vitamin E.
9. Walnuts are a natural source of phytochemicals and antioxidants which protect cells from free radical damage that could result in cancers or heart disease.
The bark of the walnut was used by Native Americans and early settlers as a laxative and tonic remedy, as well as for a variety of other conditions, including rheumatic and arthritic joint pain, headaches, dysentery, constipation, and wounds.
It is a common tree in Mexico, where the leaves and bark were used in traditional medicine.
anti-inflammatory (nut rind)
promotes bile flow
essential fatty acids (nuts)
naphthaquinones (including juglone, juglandin, and juglandic acid)
Inner bark (butternut), fresh leaves (walnut), nuts and casings (walnut)
Naphthaquinones have a similar laxative effect as anthraquinones found in plants like senna and Chinese rhubarb.
Research has shown that the leaves have antiseptic action and are good for expelling worms.
The fleshy, green, outer casing that surrounds the nut is rich in fruit acids and minerals.
It is one plant that has the ability to cure opposing disorders. The bark is used as a mild laxative, while the leaves are used as a remedy for dysentery.
Fresh leaves and a Walnut Bach flower remedy from the leaves is recommended for times of change, including menopause or moving away.
Infusions made from the nut casings have been used as a hair dye and for chronic diarrhea or as a tonic in anemia.
Treatment of other conditions include skin problems, such eye inflammations as conjunctivitis and blepharitis, a digestive tonic for
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