Walnuts are globally known as brain food. The reason for this is their high concentration of omega-3 oils. To function properly, the human brain- which is composed of about 60% of structural fat, should receive regular amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, which are contained in the meat of cold water fish and nuts, in particular the nuts.
Walnuts are a rich source of vitamin C, vitamin A, C and E, as well as they are an important source of monounsaturated fats and antioxidants that play a key role in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
Recently held in USA, medical research has proven that regular intake of small portions of nuts, plays a crucial role in the fight against diabetes. Although not fatal, diabetes was defined as a significant social disease. The reasons for this are the high costs to combat the complications of chronic diseases on the one hand and the impact on the daily lives of the people on the other.
A study conducted on nearly 140 000 women in the U.S. has proven that regular consumption of 28-30 grams of Walnuts, at least twice a week, reduces the risk of developing diabetes type II, compared with women who consumed nuts less frequently or generally exclude them from their diet.
Data from this study is consistent with the previously obtained results on the effect of regular consumption of nuts on the prevention of the development of diabetes. The study’s authors believe that although the study was conducted only on women, the results obtained apply to the stronger sex with the same force.
Association of Diabetics in the UK warns that the number of people who will struggle with this insidious disease will increase until nearly doubled - from 2.5 million to four million diabetic patients by the end of 2030.
Diabetes is a subtle systemic disease that if not treated properly, is able to damage all organs in the human body. Poorly treated diabetes can cause heart attack, reducing vision, and even lead to amputation of limbs as a complication of diabetic neuropathy.
Scientists from the University of Harvard, USA, conducted a large-scale study of the health of nurses. Health of approximately 138 000 healthcare workers has been tracked over an extended period of ten years. Their eating habits were monitored, especially how often and what nuts are consumed.
The purpose of Experts was to determine the effect of regular consumption on the health of volunteers. The survey data clearly showed that the risk of developing diabetes in women who chomped nuts at least twice a week was 24% lower than that of others.
If you include nuts only once a week in your diet, this risk decreased only by 13%. The fair sex, who has nuts only once a month, hardly reduce the risk to their health.