Walnuts โ€“ Ingredient Spotlight

Scientific Name:ย Juglans regia

Walnuts are used in three of our products โ€“ theย ๐€๐ง๐ญ๐ข-๐ˆ๐ง๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐š๐ฆ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ,ย ๐€๐ง๐ญ๐ข-๐€๐ง๐ฑ๐ข๐ž๐ญ๐ฒ, ๐š๐ง๐ย ๐Œ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐๐จ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ.โฃ

The nuts contain healthy fats, omega-3, and plenty of vitamins and minerals. In fact, did you know that for the last 50 years an annual walnut conference has taken place? Scientists and industry experts gather at the University of California, to discuss the latest walnut health research.
The primary benefit of these nuts is that they ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐๐ž๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐š๐ฆ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง. Inflammation is a key culprit in many chronic diseases โ€“ heart disease, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimerโ€™s, and cancer.โฃ
Another huge benefit is that they are high in ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐œ๐ž ๐Ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ ๐š-๐Ÿ‘ (extra plus if you are veggie/vegan). Not only can Omega-3 help reduce heart disease risk, but it can help ๐ซ๐ž๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ฒ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ญ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐š๐ง๐ฑ๐ข๐ž๐ญ๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐ž๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง.โฃ

How do Walnuts help Anxiety and Depression?

The nuts are packed with tryptophan (an amino acid) which indirectly increases serotonin levels. ๐‡๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ๐จ๐ญ๐จ๐ง๐ข๐ง ๐ฆ๐ž๐š๐ง๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎโ€™๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ž๐ฅ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐ฅ๐š๐ฑ๐ž๐, ๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐ฆ, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ฒ!

Other Amazing Benefits of Walnuts:โฃ

  • Excellent ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐œ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ฑ๐ข๐๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ (higher than any other type of nut)โฃ
  • Walnuts help ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ, ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ข๐ง๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐ž๐. There have beenย numerous studiesย done to show this .

Vitamins & Minerals

The nuts are packed with vitamins and minerals. Here a few of the top ones:

  • Copper –ย promotes hearth health and helps maintain immune system functions and bone health
  • Folic acid –ย aka vitamin B9 – a folic acid deficiency during pregnancy may cause birth defects
  • Phosphorus –ย a mineral mainly present in bones
  • Vitamin B6 –ย supports nerve health and the immune system
  • Manganese –ย the trace mineral is usually found in nuts and whole grains

F๐”๐ ๐…๐€๐‚๐“ย โ€“ Walnuts look like little brains because they have folds and divided halves. The nutrition in walnuts help your brain grow and function. Coincidence?

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