Walnuts are very rich in proteins and fats, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and other mineral salts. Walnut leaves are high in iodine. Nuts are a high-calorie food and contain melatonin, an enzyme responsible for good sleep. Walnuts are made up of 65% fat and about 15% protein. They are low in carbohydrates - they are largely made up of fiber. Walnuts are extremely rich in fats, proteins, vitamins (B6, B9 and others from the B group). Nuts also contain minerals - manganese, copper, iron, phosphorus, etc.
Walnuts also contain omega-3 fatty acids in large quantities, and their leaves are rich in iodine. The composition of walnuts is characterized by an abundance of bioactive compounds of plant origin, but in addition to them, other vital elements are also included in their composition.
Raw walnuts are perfect to snack on anytime you need energy.
They are a great addition to salads and porridges; oatmeal and muesli; protein shakes and pasta. Walnuts are very often used as part of the side dish of game and fish. Experienced chefs advise combining walnuts with olives and carrots, and garnishing the resulting mixture with lean fish - for example, tuna and shark.
- HEALTH BENEFITS
Nuts have a good effect on the cardiovascular system and blood pressure. Walnuts improve cholesterol levels in people with type 2 diabetes. Walnuts are often called "brain food" with their high concentration of omega-3 fats. Walnuts prevent the formation of gallstones. Walnuts protect bone strength and lower the risk of weight gain.