Nuts for wal­nuts

Find out why we are crush­ing over these de­li­cious nu­tri­tional power houses

Women's Fitness (UK) - - Your Edit -

Want to up the nu­tri­tional value of your meals? Add wal­nuts! They might be high in fat, but that shouldn’t put you off, as the fats found in wal­nuts are the good kind. Wal­nuts are a great source of es­sen­tial fatty acids, in­clud­ing omega-3, which we know boast a host of health ben­e­fits.

Omega-3 fatty acids are best known for the role they plays in sup­port­ing heart health. Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids sup­port our car­dio­vas­cu­lar sys­tem as they help re­duce LDL (bad choles­terol), and help keep our ar­ter­ies elas­tic. They also con­tain the amino acid argi­nine which pro­motes the re­lax­ation of blood ves­sels, help­ing to pro­tect against high blood pres­sure.

Wal­nuts are a re­ally ver­sa­tile nut, you can add them to so many dishes. Stuck for ideas? Try this de­li­cious wal­nut recipe.

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