Walnuts are a healthy fat source. Walnuts are a good source of Omega 3s â€“ higher than other nuts. They also contain alpha-lipoic acid, or A.L.A. which strengthens cell metabolism of liver and heart cells making them better able to withstand our abuse, and helps to reduce triglycerides.
Nuts also contain L-Arginine which helps reduce blood clotting that causes clogged arteries, helps your body repair tissue, and supports your immune system.
Walnuts are rich in fiber, B Vitamins, and a natural source of Vitamin E.
Even the FDA allows this statement –
“Supportive but not conclusive research shows that eating 1.5 oz of walnuts per day, as part of a low saturated fat and low cholesterol diet, and not resulting in increased caloric intake may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.”
But only a handful â€“ nuts are high in calories.
They’re great on your salad too. And on ice cream, or yogurt, or oatmeal, in cookies, …
Warning: Avocados, bananas, eggplant, pineapple, plums, tomatoes, and walnuts contain large amounts of serotonin. Which normally is a good thing. Serotonin is the feel good chemical. But – eating them seventy-two hours before a carcinoid tumor test can create a false-positive result. Carcinoid tumors sometimes arise from tissues of the endocrine or gastrointestinal systems and secrete serotonin, a chemical that causes blood vessels to expand or contract. Because serotonin is excreted in the urine, these tumors are diagnosed by measuring the serotonin levels in the urine, and eating these foods before such a test can indicate tumors when in fact none are present. These foods should be avoided before undergoing such a test.