What are the benefits of eating a walnuts



Improve metabolism. B vitamins improve metabolism, prevent excess weight from lingering and maintain external beauty and health.

Improve brain function. Walnuts contain more omega-3s than any other nut. These fats have a positive effect on the mental activity of the brain.

Fight stress. Folic acid and B vitamins, which the nut is rich in, have a beneficial effect on the human nervous system and help to cope with stress and depression. Walnut relieves nervous tension and fights insomnia.

Improve skin condition. The benefits of walnut oil are invaluable for delicate, sensitive, and irritated skin. It puts it in order: moisturizes, eliminates peeling, soothes. Walnut oil is an excellent remedy for hair restoration.

Restore strength. 100 g of walnuts are nutritionally equal to approximately 650 kcal, which is slightly less than 100 g of butter and slightly more than 100 g of chocolate in terms of calories.

Useful for various diseases. It is useful to use walnuts in the diet for various diseases: heart disease, diabetes, constipation, psoriasis, atherosclerosis, and gout. But first, you should consult with your doctor.

Beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system. Potassium and magnesium in the composition of nuts strengthen the vascular walls, normalize cholesterol and blood pressure, and reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks.



The benefits of walnuts for men is that it helps in the functioning of the reproductive system. These nuts are especially useful during the planning period of the child. Regular consumption of walnuts will help:

  • get the necessary energy;
  • with prostatitis and other inflammatory processes of the genitourinary system;
  • replenish the reserves of zinc, vitamins of groups B, E and potassium in the body, which are important for potency;
  • improve blood supply to the genitals.

It is most useful to eat nuts in their raw form, you can pass them through a meat grinder and mix with dried fruits.


  • For women, the benefits of walnuts are that they have a positive effect on hormonal levels.¬†Walnuts are recommended for those who have lost a lot of blood: there was an operation, heavy menstruation or childbirth.¬†Nuts are also useful for menstrual irregularities and help with periodic pain. Walnut contributes to the normalisation¬†of the sex glands.
  • Many girls monitor their weight, so nutritionists recommend taking nuts for a snack, but not eating more than two of them at a time due to their high calorie content.
  • Most women develop iron deficiency during pregnancy. Nuts in the diet, combined with dishes from red meats or eggs, will help bring haemoglobin¬†back to normal.
  • Calcium and phosphorus in nuts are involved in the formation of the fetal skeleton.
  • Magnesium in the composition will help in the later stages to remove excess water from the body so that there is no swelling, reduce the tone of the uterus.
  • Is it possible to have a walnut while breastfeeding, it is better to ask your doctor, since any nuts can cause severe allergies in a newborn.¬†If a walnut can be introduced into the diet, then the milk will be more nutritious, lactation will improve.



Nuts, especially in combination with fruits, berries or dried fruits, are a versatile snack and a healthy, nutritious supplement. It can also be added to various dishes for those who follow a healthy diet: for example, beetroot salad with prunes and walnuts.

‚ÄúSometimes walnuts are soaked,‚ÄĚ says¬†Alexandra Kopytova, fitness trainer, certified nutritionist¬†.¬†– It is believed that it is more useful and valuable substances in nuts will be better absorbed.¬†But there is no difference in calories and weight loss.


  • Limiting nuts is necessary for obesity due to the high calorie content.¬†Daily allowance: 1-3 nuts, approximately 15-40 g.
  • Nuts are a strong allergen.¬†What is dangerous about walnuts is that they can cause an allergic reaction and anaphylactic shock.
  • In the stage of exacerbation of gastrointestinal diseases, walnuts also carry a danger.¬†With a stomach ulcer, gastritis, pancreatitis, diarrhea, nuts are contraindicated.
  • Overeating nuts can cause brain, liver, and kidney problems.


  • The shell of the nut should be light brown, wrinkled, but not stained, free of plaque and damage, and it should also be clean.
  • Nuts must be dry, otherwise they will quickly rot.
  • If you knock the nuts against each other, the sound is sonorous.¬†If not, the nut is spoiled.
  • The kernel should not be oily on the surface: if there is oil, the nuts are old.
  • If the large nut is too light, the kernel is most likely dry.
  • The more crushed the nut is, the more bitter it tastes.
  • Nuts should not have foreign odors.
  • If you shake the nut, there should be no sound.¬†If this is not the case, the core has dried up.

When buying packaged nuts in a store, inspect the packaging: the expiration date, whether it has been opened, whether there is condensation in it, whether there is debris in the pack or plaque on the kernels.


After buying the nuts, you need to dry them for a day Рput them on paper in one layer. If you plan to store nuts until the next season, they should still be heated in a warm oven for an hour to get rid of moisture by 100% and avoid mold. It is better to store nuts in a shell in a cardboard box or a rag bag at a temperature of up to 15 degrees. If the temperature rises, mold may appear.


Nuts keep well at room temperature for two weeks. They need to be removed from the plastic bag so that they do not deteriorate there. If you put the nuts in an airtight glass container and put them in a dry, dark place, they will keep for up to two months.

In a glass sealed container in the refrigerator, nuts are stored for up to six months, in the freezer in a plastic bag – up to a year.

Green nuts cannot be stored, but you can make jam or tincture for the winter from them.

The benefits of walnut jam are slightly lower than from fresh ones, since during cooking they undergo heat treatment and lose some of the nutrients. But jam is useful for people with heart, kidney, liver problems, because the young walnut peel contains a large amount of iodine. The main thing is not to make the jam too sweet.

If you do not like sweet, you can make a tincture. The use of tincture on walnut partitions lies in tannins. Tincture can be drunk with colds, cardiovascular and joint diseases, hypothyroidism.

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