Walnuts are edible seeds belonging to the trees of the Juglans genus. The seed of walnut is enclosed in a thick inedible husk.
Walnut are not actually nuts but the seeds of a drupaceous nut.
Walnuts are rounded single seeded stone fruits commonly used for their ripened meats.
Walnuts promote brain health as they contain a number of neuroprotective compounds like VitaminE, melatonin, folate, omega3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Studies have shown that every day walnut consumption improves deductive reasoning in young adults.
Regular consumption of walnut is associated with impressive improvement in diabetes. In a study conducted in individuals with diabetes who were overweight, a diet containing atleast a quarter cup of walnuts, significantly lowered their fasting insulin levels during the first three months.
IMPROVED SPERM QUALITY
One of the less known facts about walnuts is they improve male reproductive health. Just eating 75 grams of walnuts daily, improved sperm motility, morphology and vitality in guys who ate a westernized diet.
Walnuts are highly beneficial in weightloss. Walnuts are a good source of fiber containing almost 30% of fiber by weight. Fiber increases satiety ultimately helping you to cut down on high calorie foods.
Walnuts are also loaded with protein. A high protein diet is known to reduce obsessive thoughts about food by 60%.
In an experiment conducted over mice, human equivalent of 2.8 ounces of walnut reduced the prostate tumor growth by 30 to 40 percent in a matter of 18 weeks.
In an another study, consumtion of just two walnut a day reduced breast cancer risk in half.