Pass the Walnuts, Please!

When it comes to snacks, just about anything would be better than
potato chips. If you’re looking for something healthy to munch on,
walnuts can’t be beat. Here’s the lowdown on why you’ll feel better
eating these nuts.

  • Walnuts are high in cancer-fighting antioxidants.
  • They contain ellagic acid, a powerful nutrient that inhibits the growth of cancer cells.
  • Walnuts are high in arginine, which helps dilate blood vessels and increase blood flow.
  • They
    have more ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) omega-3s than any other nut. ALAs
    lower your overall cholesterol, your bad cholesterol (LDL) and your
    blood pressure. ALAs act as an anti-inflammatory, and can reduce joint
    pain and help prevent heart disease.
  • You can eat as many as you like and never get fat because they score a perfect zero on the glycemic index.

So next time you’re shopping for groceries, skip the junk food aisle and head for the nuts.

And enjoy your snack time without the guilt (or the extra girth)!



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