Food for Thought: Walnuts

It is believed in Eastern culture that foods that look like the body part needing healing would do just that -- heal.  Walnuts have been recognized as one of the ultimate 'brain' foods.

Walnuts have more antioxidants, folic acid and vitamin E than any other nut.  They are also a good source of omega-3 fat (an essential part of the Lifestyle Change Meal Plan).

Walnut or Brain?

Whether it's a late night study session, early morning on-the-go breakfast or supplementary to your lunch, walnuts are a great treat.  My ultimate walnut cocktail is made up of almonds, cashews and 100% dark chocolate.  Note, the dark chocolate takes some getting used to.  It's a bit -- bitter.  Start off at 60%.  

Walnut Facts

1. Cancer-Fighting Properties - the whole walnut diet reduced prostate cancer growth by 30 to 40 percent.

2. Heart Health - contains alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) which is anti-inflammatory

3. Weight Control - associated with increased satiety 

4. Improved Reproductive Health in Men - improve sperm quality

5. Diabetes - improve metabolic parameters in people with type 2 diabetes

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