Walnut is nutritious food that complements a wide range of flavors. They contain a plant based source of omega 3 fatty acid and provide protein. Plus they are easy to find everywhere. Get into the habit of adding them to your healthy diet. Here are some reasons to use walnuts in your kitchen.
High in omega-3 fatty acids
A quarter cup of walnut provides 90 percent of the daily value.
Filled with good protein
A single serving has more protein than for instance one egg.
Rich source of minerals
Walnut is full of potassium, manganese, calcium, copper, magnesium, iron, selenium and zinc. Walnut has some of the highest antioxidant content of the tree nuts. Researchers found that two ounces of a daily doze reduces the growth of breast cancer tumors in humans.
Walnut is free from having any trans fats or cholesterol. Mix a banana, plain fat free yogurt, walnuts and some honey in a blender for a breakfast smoothie which will keep you feeling energized throughout your day. Add chopped walnuts to the breakfast oatmeal or whole grain cereal.