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Walnuts are deliciously nutritious

By on June 1, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

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I don’t mind calling Walnuts magical. With great taste they give to our taste buds, they also offer you the best of nutrition. An ounce of walnuts contains the following:

Calories 185

Protein 4.32 milligrams

Fiber 1.9 milligrams

The Important minerals Walnuts contain:

Walnuts contain the following important minerals which are mention below. Some may be in very small quantity.

Phosphorus – 98 mg

Manganese – 0.968 mg

Zinc – 0.88 mg

Calcium – 28 mg

Potassium – 125 mg

Magnesium – 45 mg

Selenium – 1.4 mcg

Iron – 0.82 mg

Sodium – 1 mg

Copper – 0.45 mg

Also contains trace amounts of other minerals.

The Important vitamins Walnuts contain:

Walnuts contain the following important vitamins which are mention below. Some may be in very small quantity.

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.043 mg

Vitamin A – 6 IU

Vitamin C – 0.4 mg

Niacin – 0.319 mg

Vitamin B5 – 0.162 mg

Folate – 28 mcg

Vitamin K – 0.8 mcg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.097 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.152 mg

Vitamin E – 0.2 mg

The health benefits of walnuts:

  • Walnuts are rich in good fats. Omega 3 fatty acids are good fatty acids that have a very positive impact on the brain, help reduce depression and also fight off inflammatory conditions.
  • Walnuts are great for heart health and one should include walnuts in diet because walnuts contain good amount of anti-oxidants to fight off cardiovascular diseases.
  • Walnuts may help lower the chances of breast tumors.
  • They may lower the chances of diabetes.
  • They help fight off stress which is not healthy for the body.
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