Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Walnut Wonders: The Benefits of Eating Walnuts

My quest to keep wrinkles at bay has led me to consume a lot more walnuts and more regularly. 

Walnuts are a rich source of fatty acids and consume just one-fourth cup of walnuts can help you meet 95 percent of your daily omega-3 requirements. 

What's more, a new study from Penn State found that walnuts fights stress. Researchers asked subjects with high LDL cholesterol (a.k.a. “bad” cholesterol) to incorporate walnuts into their diets and found some pretty convincing evidence: In a matter of six weeks, subjects who incorporated walnuts in their diet had lower blood pressure in response to stressful situation and a lower resting blood pressure rate as well. 

That all said, walnuts are high in calories so the best way to reap the benefits without going overboard is to stick to a 1-ounce serving which would equate to a little under 200 calories. 

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