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%.
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