Benefits of Walnuts

The nuts are rich source of energy and contain health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for optimum health.

Walnuts are rich in fiber, B vitamins, magnesium, and antioxidants  such as Vitamin E. Indeed, walnuts are one of the best plant sources of protein.

A study published in Diabetes Care in 2010 found that 2 ounces of walnuts per day improve blood flow in people with type 2 diabetes.  

A previous study also found that a diet supplemented with walnuts help type 2 diabetes patients lower their LDL cholesterol by 10%.

You do not have to consume large amounts of walnuts in order to experience the health benefits of walnuts.


According to Vinson, as little as seven walnuts are enough to experience the benefits. Walnuts are so rich in antioxidants that a small amount is more than enough; when compared to vitamin E for example, walnuts are 15 times more potent.

Just a handful of walnuts per day will help reduce the chances of heart disease, and other cardiovascular-related issues.

They can cut your risk of heart attack and diabetes, ease stress, prevent Alzheimer’s, breast and prostate cancer, lower cholesterol.

Aside from being a tasty treat, walnuts are notoriously beneficial to your heart and circulatory system.

Walnuts assist in lowering cholesterol, which improves blood quality, and they help decrease the risks of excessive clotting and inflammation in blood vessels.

As a reliable source of omega-3, walnuts repeatedly assist in the improvement of many cardiovascular functions, even countering high blood pressure.