Thursday, January 28, 2010
Yes indeed, Walnuts are a super Nut!
As long as I live, I will never feel guilty about eating nuts. There isnt a nut out there, that isnt loaded with nutrition, whether it be tons of vitamins, fiber, antioxidants, and more.
Walnuts are no different, infact, they top the chart in nutrition. Aside from every bite of nut packing in loads of Vitamin A, B(thiamine)fiber, protein(which is instrumental in muscle building,) there are so many more benefits to the little dynamo Nut.
The one nutrient that stands out the most is Omega 3 Fatty Acids. They have many health benefits, including aiding cardiovascular protection, assisting in better mental function, and aiding against inflamitory arthritis. Walnuts also aids in prevention against diseases like eczema, and psoriasis.
Walnuts also contain an antioxident compound that helps support the immune system and contains several anticancer properties. Anyone, like myself, that has seen the pain and horrific suffering that cancer can cause, would encourage everyone to induldge in this tiny powerful treat.
So to respond to Kims post in agreement, the walnut pesto may appear rich and or heavy, but truly a little of it goes a long way, it coats the patsa very well, and with the olive oil and spinach, also both containing omega 3's, among many other nutrients, the whole meal is gift for our bodies. I am looking oh so forward to my walnut pesto pasta meal.