Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Walnuts (nutrition data & recipes)

Walnuts

Walnuts have been with us for quite some time. While the first historical accounts of them date back to 2000 BC, archeologists have found fossils suggesting walnuts first appeared considerably earlier. In fact, they are known as the oldest tree-food. Walnuts were brought to the United States from England in the mid19th century, and are now cultivated in many countries around the world.

As for the health benefits and stress-reducing qualities of the nut: It contains alpha-linolenic acid, an Omega-3 fatty acid, plus other polyphenols that aid in the prevention of memory loss. And a study by the National Institutes of Health reported that the Omega-3 fatty acids present in walnuts help regulate the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline. READ THE FULL ARTICLE: http://www.seventhgeneration.com/learn/blog/foods-we-love-walnuts?source=email&utm_source=bronto&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Foods+We+Love%3A+Walnuts&utm_content=dlyplzr%40yahoo.com&utm_campaign=7Gen+-+October+25%2C+2012

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