Health benefits of Walnuts

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Health benefits of Walnuts
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HEALTH TIP: Unique among nuts, walnuts contain the highest amount of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), the plant-based omega-3 fatty acid, required by the human body. These tasty nuts are also a great source of gamma tocopherol (a form of vitamin E), ellagic acid, and melatonin. Walnuts lower levels of IGF-1, and they have been shown to inhibit the growth of prostate cancer and breast cancer. The potent phytonutrient quinone juglone (abundant in walnuts) is selectively toxic to cancer cells while leaving healthy tissue intact.

A Yale study published in “Diabetes Care” (Feb 2010) indicated that walnuts improve blood flow in adults with type 2 diabetes. Walnuts are also essential for optimal cardiovascular and brain function, and they help prevent gallstones. The Romans called walnuts “Jupiter’s royal acorn” and they were reserved for royalty.

During 2010, in yet another attempt to suppress health freedom, the FDA issued a warning to walnut growers stating that their claims about the health-promoting qualities of walnuts (which were all supported with scientific studies) somehow magically “transmutated” the walnuts from a food into a drug!
 Unique among nuts, walnuts contain the highest amount of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), the plant-based omega-3 fatty acid, required by the human body. These tasty nuts are also a great source of gamma tocopherol (a form of vitamin E), ellagic acid, and melatonin. Walnuts lower levels of IGF-1, and they have been shown to inhibit the growth of prostate cancer and breast cancer. The potent phytonutrient quinone juglone (abundant in walnuts) is selectively toxic to cancer cells while leaving healthy tissue intact.

A Yale study published in “Diabetes Care” (Feb 2010) indicated that walnuts improve blood flow in adults with type 2 diabetes. Walnuts are also essential for optimal cardiovascular and brain function, and they help prevent gallstones. The Romans called walnuts “Jupiter’s royal acorn” and they were reserved for royalty.

During 2010, in yet another attempt to suppress health freedom, the FDA issued a warning to walnut growers stating that their claims about the health-promoting qualities of walnuts (which were all supported with scientific studies) somehow magically “transmutated” the walnuts from a food into a drug!
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