Walnuts (Juglans Regia) are a tree nut belonging to the walnut family. These nuts are rich in omega-3 fats and contain higher amounts of antioxidants than most other foods. Eating walnuts may improve brain health and the prevention of heart diseases and cancer. Walnuts are most often eaten on their own as a snack, however, they can also be added to salads, pastas, breakfast cereals, soups and baked goods.
Health Benefits of Syrian Walnuts:
1- Walnuts are primarily made up of polyunsaturated fat. They contain a relatively high percentage of omega-3 fat, which has been linked with various health benefits.(1,2)
2- Walnuts are an excellent source of several vitamins and minerals. These include copper, folic acid, phosphorus, vitamin B6, manganese and vitamin E.(1,3)
3- Walnuts are a rich source of antioxidants and healthy fats. They may also reduce several of the risk factors for heart disease, especially when combined with other healthy lifestyle habits.(1,4,5)
4- Since they are a rich source of beneficial plant compounds, walnuts could be an effective part of a cancer-preventive diet.(1,6)
5- A walnut-rich diet may improve brain function and possibly slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease.(1,7)