Guna’s organic walnuts and its health benefits!!
Organic Walnuts belong to the tree nut family, along with Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, and pistachios.
Conventional walnuts are washed with acid to reduce their redness or color. Guna’s organic walnuts are kept away from all such chemicals and are properly taken care of !
One-quarter cup of walnuts, for instance, provides more than 100 percent of the daily recommended value of plant-based omega-3 fats, along with high amounts of copper, manganese, molybdenum, and biotin.
Our Organic walnuts have countless nutritional values …here we have some of them just for you!!
- Cancer-Fighting Properties
Organic Walnuts may help reduce not only the risk of prostate cancer, but breast cancer as well.
- Heart Health
Walnuts contain the amino acid l-arginine, which offers multiple vascular benefits to people with heart disease, or those who have increased risk for heart disease due to multiple cardiac risk factors.
Walnuts also contain the plant-based omega-3 fat alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is anti-inflammatory and may prevent the formation of pathological blood clots. Eating just four walnuts a day has been shown to significantly raise blood levels of heart-healthy ALA,3 and walnut consumption supports healthful cholesterol levels.
- Rare and Powerful Antioxidants
Antioxidants are crucial to your health, as they are believed to help control how fast you age by combating free radicals, which are at the heart of age-related deterioration.
Walnuts contain several unique and powerful antioxidants that are available in only a few commonly eaten foods. This includes the quinone juglone, the tannin tellimagrandin, and the flavonol morin.6
Walnuts contain antioxidants that are so powerful at free-radical scavenging that researchers called them “remarkable,”7 and research has shown that walnut polyphenols may help prevent chemically-induced liver damage.8
- Weight Control
Adding healthful amounts of nuts such as walnuts to your diet can help you to maintain your ideal weight over time.
- Improved Reproductive Health in Men
One of the lesser-known benefits of walnuts is their impact on male fertility. Among men who consume a Western-style diet, adding 75 grams (a bit over one-half cup) of walnuts daily significantly improved sperm quality, including vitality, motility, and morphology.12
- Brain Health
Walnuts contain a number of neuroprotective compounds, including vitamin E, folate, melatonin, omega-3 fats, and antioxidants. Research shows walnut consumption may support brain health, including increasing inferential reasoning in young adults.13
The beneficial dietary fat in walnuts has been shown to improve metabolic parameters in people with type 2 diabetes. Overweight adults with type 2 diabetes who ate one-quarter cup of walnuts daily had significant reductions in fasting insulin levels compared to those who did not, and the benefit was achieved in the first three months.
Improved Bone Health:
EFAs from walnuts secure the bone health of the body. These increase calcium absorption and deposition, while reducing urinary calcium excretion
One of the health benefits of walnuts consumption is that it improves the metabolism in the body. Walnuts, along with EFAs, provide minerals to the body. Minerals like manganese, copper, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium are also provided by walnuts. These minerals help contribute to metabolic activities like growth and development, sperm generation, digestion, and nucleic acid synthesis.
The polyphenolic compounds and phytochemical substances found in walnuts reduce the effects of inflammation in the body. This finding was a result of an experiment conducted in the Mediterranean area by Papoutsi et al. (2008).
Rich in gamma-tocopherol, walnuts are also a good source of vitamin E, which is a strong lipid soluble antioxidant. The vitamin E present in walnuts helps in maintaining and protecting the skin from free radicals that are harmful in nature.
A scientific study indicates that a lack of omega-3 fatty acids (provided by walnuts) cause hyperactivity, irritability, and tantrums. Supplementing a child’s diet with walnuts compensates the deficit in EFAs and alleviates their mood.
Walnut oils have significant astringent properties. Walnut oil has a rich, nutty flavor that helps bring aroma and flavor to the food. This flavor gives a pleasant taste, but only when the walnut oil is used in moderation. It is used as a carrier/base oil in various therapies like aromatherapy, massage therapy, and aromatherapy, as well as in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry. Walnut oils are terrific as dressings on chicken, turkey, salads, pasta, fish and steaks.
Our Guna Organics Walnut Superfood recipe !!
8 large romaine /lettuce leaves 2 cups organic walnuts
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon coriander
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon grated dried coconut Dash of paprika
Dash of garlic powder
Dash of black pepper
super crunchy and fresh and so satisfying.
2 avocados, peeled, pitted,
1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, halved 1/2 tablespoon parsley flakes Pinch of black pepper
Pinch of sea salt
Juice of 1 lime
Thoroughly wash and drain the lettuce and tomatoes in a colander or on a paper towel and set aside while preparing the remaining ingredients.
Combine all taco ingredients in a food processor. Pulse several times until crumbly, making sure not to overblend.
Spread the walnut taco meat on the romaine leaves in equal servings.
Garnish the walnut taco meat with sliced avocado, tomatoes, parsley, groundpepper, sea salt, and lime juice.
Super crunchy , fresh and yet so satisfying!