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The Benefits of Walnuts

Walnuts are not only delicious, they also considered a Superfood packing a nutritional punch. Check out some of the health benefits of walnuts. Cancer-Fighting Properties The antioxidants and phytosterols found in whole walnuts can help reduce the risk of cancer. In a study using mice, those that consumed walnuts had slower tumor growth by as much as 50 percent. Powerful Antioxidants Walnuts have higher quality antioxidants and a mix of more healthy antioxidants than any other nut. Antioxidants block the activity of free radicals in your body. Free radicals are highly reactive and have the potential to cause damage to cells, including damage that may lead to cancer. Good for Your Heart Eating just four walnuts a day has been shown to significantly raise blood levels of heart-healthy alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is an anti-inflammatory and may prevent the formation of pathological blood clots. Eating walnuts also supports healthful cholesterol levels. Reduces the R