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4 Reasons to Eat Walnuts
Published: 12/05/2012

A mainstay of my dietary recommendations, walnuts are an excellent choice when it comes to healthy snacking. Walnuts are good sources of: 

  • Omega-3 fatty acids, protective fats that may promote cardiovascular health, help maintain optimal cognitive function, and tone down inflammation.
  • Heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.
  • Ellagic acid, an antioxidant compound that helps support a healthy immune system.
  • L-arginine, an essential amino acid that promotes healthy blood pressure.

Try adding walnuts to your hot or cold breakfast cereals, eat them as a snack, use walnut oil in salad dressings, and add to pie crusts for a nutritional boost.

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