Neighbourhood Health Desk/ Garima Kotroo: Walnuts are a delicious way to add extra nutrition, flavour and crunch to your meal. It is the best plant that sources protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
Omega-3 fatty acids have a lot of health benefits ranging from cardiovascular
protection, better mental function, anti-inflammatory benefits in asthma and other inflammatory diseases. Walnuts support the immune system and contain several anticancer properties. It has a mild laxative effect; it is beneficial in cases of constipation. It also contains vitamins and minerals and is an excellent food for people who want to build their body. It also helps to improve body metabolism. It is high in arginine, an amino acid that increases blood flow to the heart.
Quick serving ideas:
- Toss toasted walnuts in your salad or pasta to add some crunch.
- Sprinkle chopped walnuts in your regular breakfast cereal or oatmeal.
- Include them in bake dishes like muffins, cookies, cakes and pancakes.