Friday, November 18, 2011


Walnuts are a great source of energy and contain health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for optimum health.

Walnuts have important omega-3 fatty acids, which help to lower your bad cholesterol and increase your good cholesterol levels. They are a great source of antioxidants, which help with preventing cancer, reducing the effects of aging, inflammation and neurological diseases. Walnuts are also a great source of vitamin E. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the skin from free radicals. They are also loaded with B vitamins, and minerals like copper, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium.

You only need to consume about 7 walnuts a day to receive all the benefits these amazing nuts have to offer. I like to put mine into my oatmeal in the mornings, on salads or in my protein bars. ;) Below is my recipe for a great breakfast that includes walnuts. Enljoy!

Protein, Walnut Oatmeal

1/2 - 1 cup cooked steel cut oats
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
handful of walnuts
little handful of dried cranberries
about 1/4 cup almond milk

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