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Walnut Kernels (Akhrot) - 250 Gms

Walnut Kernels (Akhrot) - 250 Gms

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Walnuts are rich in omega-3 fats and has antioxidants more than most other foods. We can beat many diseases like heart problems and serious diseases like cancer by having this precious nut called walnut. Walnuts are good for your nerves and brain function.


Health benefits of Walnuts:

Improves Thinking, Learning, and Memory: The omega-3 fatty acids in walnuts boost your brain health, according to "Psychology Today." Omega-3 fats are a vital component of the outer membrane of brain cells, which makes the transmission of nerve signals -- necessary for thinking, learning, and memory -- possible. Brain cells need a constant, fresh supply of these essential fats for optimum function, and walnut oil is a good source.

Helps weight loss: Contrary to what people believe, walnut can form a part of weight management diet. Several studies have suggested that regular consumption of walnut oil is unlikely to cause weight gain or obesity. Any successful weight management plan must include satiety factor; so walnut is undoubtedly the right food to consider if you are into a weight management programme. Despite being ‘dense in calories, walnuts can be an important tool in helping you lose weight.

Induces sleep: Walnuts contain a compound called melatonin, responsible for conveying messages regarding the cycle of light and dark to the body. Since melatonin is already synthesized by the body, consumption of walnuts increases the blood levels of melatonin, thereby inducing sleep.

Great for your hair: Walnuts are good for hair. This is because walnuts contain biotin (vitamin B7) that helps strengthen hair, reduce hair fall and improve hair growth to a certain extent.

Prevents heart disease: Among all the dietary plants and nuts, walnut contains the highest amount of antioxidants, which makes them extremely effective in combating heart disease by their ability to destroy free radicals. They are also loaded with omega-3 fatty acids that lower bad cholesterol particularly Triglycerides and increases the production of good cholesterol making it a great oil to keep your heart in great health.

Prevents diabetes: All types of nuts are associated with a lowered risk of diabetes and walnuts are no exception.

Makes your skin glow: Walnut is rich in B-vitamins and antioxidants that prevent your skin from free radical damage and prevents wrinkles and signs of aging. So if you want glowing skin long into your middle-age, use walnut oils regularly.

Can keep dementia at bay: using walnut every day can help ward off dementia, say, scientists. According to the results, vitamin E and flavonoids in walnut helped destroy harmful free radical chemicals that cause dementia.

Prevents pancreatic cancer: A new study has found that consumption of walnut is inversely associated with risk of pancreatic cancer, independent of other potential risk factors for pancreatic cancer. Researchers looked at the association between nut consumption and risk of pancreatic cancer among 75,680 women in the Nurses’ Health Study, with no previous history of cancer. It was observed that the women who consumed walnut two or more times per week had a significantly reduced risk of pancreatic cancer compared to those who largely abstained from nuts. Watch how it boosts your sex life.

Helps you live longer: Taking walnuts thrice a week is the key to a longer life, a study has found. Scientists discovered that these edible oils cut the risk of dying from cancer by 40 percent and from cardiovascular disease by at least 55 percent. 

Reduces breast cancer risk: The researchers at the Marshall University found that a daily dose of walnuts  – equal to 2 ounces a day in humans – reduces the growth of breast cancer tumors in mice. Lead researcher Elaine Hardman, Ph.D., of Marshall’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, and colleagues studied the mice from the mother, through conception, and throughout life. They then compared mice given walnuts to those fed a regular diet. The research found that the group whose diet included walnut at both stages developed breast cancer at less than half the rate of the group with the typical diet.  In addition, the number of tumors and their sizes were significantly smaller.

Nutrition Facts in 30 Gms Walnut Kernels / 7 Shelled nuts

Calories 183
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18 g 27%
Saturated fat 1.7 g 8%
Polyunsaturated fat 13 g
Monounsaturated fat 2.5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 0.6 mg 0%
Potassium 123.5 mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 3.8 g 1%
Dietary fiber 1.9 g 7%
Sugar 0.7 g
Protein 4.3 g 8%
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 4%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 10%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 11%
* percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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