Handful of Walnuts can do wonders

Walnuts are famous for the powerful impact on our heart health. They are highly rich in omega – 3 fatty acids which usually reduce the risk of arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeats), triglyceride levels, and lower blood pressure.

Adults who regularly take walnuts in along food do have a better cognitive function.This held true regardless of people's age, gender or ethnicity. Perfect quantity matters too. Arab added the amount of walnuts an adult should eat is realistic, too: It’s less than a handful (13 grams) per day. In addition to omega-3s, walnuts are high in antioxidants, vitamin E, folate, and melatonin. This is the only nut that contains alpha-linolenic acid and the people who intake diet high in alpha-linolenic acid were less likely to have a fatal heart attack.

Walnuts play a vital role in improving our memory, concentration and information processing speed. The numerous active ingredients makes walnut a super-rich supplement. They are high in antioxidants and a combination of vitamins and minerals. It not only takes care of our brain but reduces the risk of heart attack too.The study adds to a growing body of research surrounding walnuts' positive effect on reducing cognitive impairment and overall brain health, which includes the possible beneficial effects of slowing or preventing the progression of Alzheimer's disease in mouse models.As the baby boomer population grows older, conditions affecting memory such as Alzheimer's and dementia will become a greater concern.

According to a 2012 World Health Organization article, the estimated number of new cases of dementia each year worldwide is nearly 7.7 million, and the number of people living with dementia worldwide is estimated at 35.6 million. This number is predicted to double by 2030 and more than triple by 2050.

In a cross-sectional study that drew from a sampling of thousands of people in the United States aged 20 and older, those who ate more walnuts performed better on a series of six cognitive tests. Also, in a press release, Arab said it was exciting to see the strength of evidence from an analysis across the U.S. population and involving a realistic amount of walnuts -- less than a handful per day.

Eating just one ounce of walnuts a day (that's about seven shelled walnuts) may be all it takes to take advantage of their beneficial properties. Walnut not only helps our brain becomes healthy but also reduces the risk of prostate cancer and breast cancer too. Along with these benefits, we have even more and the list is never ending. Walnuts also improve sperm quality, helps with the weight control and offer support for brain health and type 2diabetes. It also supports healthful cholesterol levels. One interesting thing about walnut is that it is also associated with increased satiety after just three days.