The walnut is the result of a plant from the Asian continent. This is of course, also present on the Italian peninsula.
One of the main characteristics of the walnut is, without a shadow of a doubt, that of being a decidedly vigorous tree, in addition to the fact of being able to count a valid and solid trunk, characterized by a majestic bearing.
The walnut plant is also characterized by ensuring the presence of extremely robust roots that can be developed considerably in depth.
Walnuts: Properties and Benefits
The fruits of this tree have always been considered a food rich in nutritional properties and health benefits. Sources of vegetable protein, energy and omega 3, nuts, are particularly popular as an afternoon snack.
Omega 3 acids help to control the level of "bad" cholesterol in the blood, prevent arteriosclerosis and, it would seem, also fight fatigue.
A regular consumption of nuts in fact, helps to keep stress, anxiety and depressive states at bay.
Nuts, like most dried fruits, have high amounts of calories, which leads to high energy support.
Excessive consumption of this food is not indicated for those who wish to lose weight.
Being oilseeds, walnuts are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids and mineral salts such as iron, magnesium, sulfur, potassium, calcium and phosphorus.
While as far as vitamins are concerned, B1, B2, B6 and E. The latter is also an excellent antioxidant. Vitamin E makes walnuts small pearls of youth that help fight the action of free radicals.
Even in pregnancy it would seem that nuts are a very suitable food. Thanks to the omega 3, 6 and the vitamins present in them. In addition, the fetus will also be able to obtain many health benefits, always thanks to the usual substances that come to it through the umbilical cord.
The fact that walnuts are rich in beneficial substances for the brain and nervous system, such as omega 3 and mineral salts, is gradually confirming the theory of signatures. This theory states that walnuts, having a shape similar to that of our brain, brings numerous benefits to the organ, perhaps more important, of our body.
Many may not be aware that walnuts are also ideal in the field of aesthetics, as allies of the skin and scalp. The walnut oil that is obtained from the fruit, is precious and rich in properties for our body and to make our hair stronger and shinier.
Consuming dried fruits in general and nuts in particular, has no particular contraindications. Their consumption certainly does not help to lose weight but can be a great help for all those who follow certain and diets and practice sports.
It is recommended to eat dried fruit in the right quantities, without exceeding too much.