Botanical Name – Juglans
Tamil Name – வாதுமை கொட்டை /Vātumai koṭṭai
Hindi Name – अखरोट / akharot
Malayalam Name – ജുഗ്ലാൻസ് / juglāns
Telugu Name – వాల్నట్ / అక్రోటు చెట్టు
Heart disease, or cardiovascular disease, is a common term used for chronic diseases related to the heart and blood vessels. In a number of cases, heart disease may be prevented by following healthy lifestyle habits, such as eating nuts.
Walnuts are no exception. Eating walnuts may combat risk factors for heart disease by:
Reducing LDL, the “bad” cholesterol
Enhancing the function of blood vessels, ending the risk of plaque buildup in the arteries
The fat composition of walnuts and their rich antioxidant content provide these effects.
Walnuts Nutrition Facts (Per 30 grams)
- Calories – 185
- Water – 4%
- Protein – 4.3 gm
- Carbs – 3.9 gm
- Sugar – 0.7 gm
- Fiber – 1.9 gm
- Fat – 18.5 gm
Most of the cancer forms can be limited by eating healthy food, exercising and avoiding unhealthy lifestyle habits.
Walnut is a good source of beneficial plant compounds, it could be an effective part of a cancer-preventive diet.
Walnuts have several bioactive components that may contain anti-cancer properties. These include:
- Omega-3 fatty acids
- Ellagic acid and related compounds
- Various antioxidant polyphenols
Observational studies showed that regular intaken of walnuts will lower the risk of colon and prostate cancer.
Health benefits of walnuts
- It helps to reduce your weight
- It good for your hair
- It helps to stop heart disease
- Stop diabetes
- It Boosts your sperm quality
- It Prevents pancreatic cancer
- It is good for pregnant women
- It helps to reduce breast cancer risk