Here is a list of nuts that are most beneficial to our health. Include these in your daily diet for improving overall health.
Walnuts contain polyunsaturated fatty acids of both Omega 3 and Omega 6 and mono-unsaturated fats but are completely cholesterol free. It is the nut of the tree of species genus Juglans. The two most common walnut species include the black walnut and the Persian or English walnut. The black nut has good flavor but it is not popular in commercial nut production due to its hard shells and poor hulling characteristics. In commercial walnut productions English walnuts are immensely popular. Walnuts are rich in antioxidants which help to protect our cells from free radical damage. Their health benefits include reduction of the chance of cancer and heart disease. Alpha lipoic acid is an antioxidant that is produced by our body and it also helps to transform glucose into energy. Walnuts are one of the most important sources of Alpha lipoic acid which helps turn alpha lipoic acid into Omega 3 fatty acids in our body.