Walnuts and peanuts are generally referred to as the food that is ready made the most perfect natural. In addition to having all the nutritional elements necessary for a healthy diet. Walnuts that also contain high levels of protective antioxidants which fight the effects of harmful molecules.
Research has shown that eating nuts regularly can reduce the risk of heart disease, certain cancers, and type 2 diabetes. However, until now has not known where the most healthful nut whether walnuts,peanuts or something else.
To answer this question, scientists analyzed the antioxidant content of the nine types of nuts: walnuts, almonds, peanuts, Pistachio nuts, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, cashews, macadamia and pecan nuts. “Ranking walnuts on top of peanuts, almonds, pikan, pistachios and other nuts,” says Dr. Joe Vinson, lead investigator from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, United States, as quoted by the Daily Mail.
“A handful of walnuts contains almost twice the amount of antioxidants equivalent to other commonly consumed nuts. But, unfortunately people do not eat walnuts much. This study suggests people should eat more walnuts as part of a healthy diet.”
Dr Tim Vinson found that the walnuts not only have more antioxidants than other beans, but a more potent antioxidant. Walnuts are between two and 15 times more potent than vitamin E, known for its antioxidant. Dr. Vinson said walnut is another benefit because it is usually consumed in a natural way rather than baked.
“The heat from the baked beans are usually reduces the quality of antioxidants,” he added. Nuts estimated that only eight percent of daily consumption of antioxidants in the diet of people. Dr. Vinson said many people refused to nuts to include walnuts because they are considered to make fat. However, he pointed out that the nuts generally contain polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats than saturated fats stopper artery. Eating walnuts do not make weight go up and may reduce overeating makes people feel full.
Dr. Vinson suggests, ate about seven walnuts every day is the right amount to get the maximum health benefits.