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Walnuts are not only delicious they are also immensely rich in nutrition. These brown, crunchy nuts are among the best sources of protective nutrients from B vitamins to omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins E and more. Encased in a hard shell that resembles the human brain, walnuts are considered as a superfood that plays an important role in improving an individual’s health. Check out the phenomenal health benefits offered by walnuts below.
Benefits Of Walnuts For Hair
1. Dandruff Treatment
Diluted walnut oil is commonly used to treat dandruff due to its anti-fungal properties. The antifungal activity of walnuts was confirmed by a study  published in 2008 by the Journal Food and Chemical Toxicology. The study focused on the bioactive properties of six walnuts against bacteria and fungi.
2. Hair Growth Promotion
You can nourish your hair by applying walnut oil on your scalp and massaging it into your hair roots. Walnut oil contains iron, zinc, and copper,  all of which are essential for the growth of healthy hair.
3. Prevention Of Hair Loss
Walnuts  are rich in biotin or vitamin B7 which helps prevent hair fall and strengthen your hair follicles. They also contain omega-6 fatty acids which are used as supplements  to reduce hair loss.
Benefits Of Walnuts For Skin
4. Treatment Of Acne
Extracts from walnut leaves are used to get rid of acne-causing bacteria from your skin. The antimicrobial activity of walnut leaf extracts against the development of acne lesions was proven by an Iranian study  conducted in 2005.
5. Facial Scrub
Use ground walnuts to remove old damaged skin to improve the texture of your skin. The mild abrasive effect of ground walnut can help make your skin supple and smooth. For rough areas such as elbows or heels, walnut shell powder is highly recommended.
6. Prevention Of Wrinkles
Walnut oil has moisturizing and scavenging properties that help protect your skin from the effects of aging. This oil has the potential to achieve a youthful and blemish-free skin. Walnuts contain a compound called polyphenols  which have antioxidative properties.
Benefits Of Walnuts For Health
7. Improvement Of Heart Function
Walnuts’ omega-3 fatty acids  are very beneficial to the reduction of inflammation and prevention of plaque buildup in the heart. An amino acid called l-arginine also offers multiple vascular benefits to people with heart disease.
8. Help Prevent Cancer
Nutrients like omega-3 fatty acid, phytosterol, and antioxidants are all found in walnuts. These not only may help prevent the growth of tumors but also have the potential to reduce the risk of developing breast  and prostate cancers.
9. Improvement Of Arthritis Symptoms
Again, walnuts’ omega-3 fatty acid content is responsible for reducing inflammation in the body. Research  published in the journal American Family Physician revealed the ability of omega-3s in reducing morning stiffness and the number of tender joints in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
10. Induce Better Sleep
Melatonin is the hormone responsible for bringing you to sleep. Walnuts are one of the foods that are rich in melatonin  – meaning that they may help you fall asleep faster and better if eaten in the evening.
11. Diabetes Protection
Researchers from Yale University  found out the link between regular consumption of walnuts and improvement in blood flow in diabetes sufferers. They also discovered that a diet high in walnuts could reduce a diabetic patient’s cardiac risk.
12. Support Brain Health
Vitamin E, folate, melatonin, omega-3 fats, and antioxidants are neuroprotective compounds that are vital to brain health and are all found in walnuts. These antioxidants prevent nerve damage caused by free radicals. According to a 2009 study,  greater intake of high-antioxidant foods such as walnuts has the potential to enhance cognitive and motor function in aging.
13. Improved Metabolism
Walnuts provide minerals such as manganese, copper, potassium, calcium, iron, and selenium. Metabolic activities including growth and development, digestion, and sperm generation are all aided by these minerals. A study revealed the effects of daily ingestion of walnuts on the weight loss of obese  people.
14. Mood Booster
Lack of omega-3 fatty acids has been linked by studies to hyperactivity, irritability, and tantrums. One study  showed the ability of walnuts to improve the mood of non-depressed healthy young males.
15. Boost Sperm Quality
In 2012, a study discovered that association between the addition of walnuts to Western-style diet and improved quality of semen  in men. This was achieved due to the omega-3 and alpha-linolenic acid contents of walnuts.
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