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Top Ten Healthiest Foods in the World ~ WALNUT

Continuing with my Top Ten Healthiest Foods in the World Series. 

In case you missed other posts you can find them here:

10. DARK CHOCOLATE

9. BANANA

8. SWEET POTATO

7. SPINACH

6. GARLIC

5. SALMON

Now for the # 4 healthiest food in the world. As you can see from the photo, it is Walnut.

Date back to 10000 B.C the walnuts are the oldest known tree food in the world. It mainly cultivates in U.S, France, Romania and China. Walnut is a great healthy food and has numerous medicinal properties.

Health benefits of walnut

  • The walnuts contain three important omega 3 fatty acids – lenoleic acid, alpha-lenolenic acid and arachidonic acid. The daily intake of walnuts reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases, colon and prostate cancers, stroke and coronary artery disease.
  • The chemicals such as melatonin, carotenoids and ellagic acid present in walnuts can reduce inflammation, aging and neurological diseases with anti-oxidant activity.
  • The high level of popyphenolic antioxidants in walnuts can fight against harmful free radicals. In that way the walnuts can reduce the chances of many diseases cause by the action of free radicals, including cardiovascular diseases, neurological diseases, stress and pulmonary disease.
  • The walnuts consist of many essential minerals, including manganese, copper, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium. These minerals can improve the digestion system and sperm generation.
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