Walnuts are the healthiest of all the nuts and should be eaten more as part of a healthy diet, US scientists say.
Scientists from Pennsylvania told the American Chemical Society that walnuts contain the highest level of antioxidants compared to other nuts.
Antioxidants are known to help protect the body against disease.
The scientists said that all nuts have good nutritional qualities but walnuts are healthier than peanuts, almonds, pecans and pistachios.
Dr Joe Vinson, from the University of Scranton, analysed the antioxidant levels of nine different types of nuts and discovered that a handful of walnuts contained twice as many antioxidants as a handful of any other commonly eaten nut.
He found that these antioxidants were higher in quality and potency than in any other nut.
Antioxidants are good because they stop the chain reactions that damage cells in the body when oxidation occurs.
Walnut is also listed in “The World’s Healthiest Foods” website. But don’t eat too much. Maximum 3 biji a day. One of the things I learnt from Susanto health talk today. I will share more after tidy up my notes 🙂
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