Walnut Nuts, Healthy Sources of Antioxidants

The last few years of antioxidants on the rise. The benefits that can neutralize free radicals and prevent damage caused by free radicals make supplements that contain antioxidants are always in demand.

But you do not need supplements if you know a food that is rich in antioxidants. One of these is walnuts. In one gram of walnut there were 70 units of polyphenol, an antioxidant, which is much higher than other nuts. Polyphenols are also known to 15 times more potent than the antioxidants found in vitamin E.

Even Joe Vinson, professor of chemistry in his presentation at the American Chemical Society says 28 grams of walnuts contain more antioxidants than the average number of people who could / create from vegetables and fruits.

"Not that we do not need to eat vegetables, but by adding a few walnuts in the pattern of our daily intake of antioxidants can increase 8 percent," he said.

Unfortunately many people avoid nuts because the content of calories and fat, but experts stressed that the unsaturated fats found in nuts are not harmful to health. Different types of fat with fat from meat or dairy products.

Walnuts also contain a lower carbohydrate making it suitable for a snack replacement.



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