Walnuts certainly look rather strange … almost like a miniature brain nut in a hard outer shell.  While walnuts are the headlining SuperFood nut, all nuts and seeds are significant contributors to good health.  It makes sense that nuts and seeds are rich sources of a wide variety of nutrients.

Walnuts are the SuperFood of all nuts for a number of reasons.  Walnuts are one of the few rich sources of plant-derived omega-3 fatty acids, along with canola oil, ground flaxseed and flaxseed oil, soybeans and soybean oil, wheat germ, spinach, and purslane.  They are also rich in plant sterols, which can play a significant role in lowering serum cholesterol levels.  They are also a good source of fiber, protein, magnesium, copper, folate and vitamin E.  Finally, walnuts exhibit the highest overall antioxidant activity.

? Benefit of Walnuts

  • Has anti-cancer properties
  • Enhances heart health
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Is a natural anti-depressant
  • Reduces the risk of Type 2 diabetes