There are hundreds of diets, creams and products that claim to help you look and feel younger, however these methods are often fake and packed with chemicals, which in the long run will end up doing more bad for your body than good.
This article is dedicated on showing you the countless anti-aging health benefits that walnuts can offer such as improve your overall health, energize you and boost your immune system.
Some of the health compounds which make walnuts the ideal anti-aging super-food are:
- Vitamin E
- Ellagic acid
These compounds all have potent antioxidant properties which not only help expel toxins from the body, but also clear the skin and prevent chronic illnesses.
Thanks to their antioxidants, walnuts can neutralize free radicals which are harmful for our health, all while killing unstable molecules which damage our cells. Consuming walnuts on regular basis will also prevent diseases such as arthritis, Alzheimer’s, old-age induced diseases and cardiovascular diseases, as well as cancer and diabetes.
Aside from fighting off these fatal conditions, walnuts have several other health benefits which can contribute to a more youthful body and health.
Down below are some of the most significant health benefits of walnuts:
Whole walnuts are packed with high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids which reduce the inflammation and stop conditions caused by such reaction of the immune system (allergies, asthma, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis).
Our skin is often exposed to damage from pollution, unhealthy diet, cigarette smoke, sunlight and free radicals. All these factors break down collage which is the structural protein that makes our skin supple and strong. And when collagen levels are reduced, wrinkles and fine lines start to appear which is why we need to remove the free radicals in the body in order to look younger.
All this can be achieved by consuming walnuts, which have high antioxidant content.
Omega-3 fatty acids as well as antioxidants can contribute to an overall improved brain function. If you’re feeling a bit down and sluggish, just take a handful of walnuts and go on with your work.
Not only that but thanks to their high melatonin content, walnuts can contribute to better sleep.