Walnuts are one of nature’s best foods, full of beneficial nutrition that is decidedly lacking in the standard American diet.
Here’s what walnuts are good for nutritionally and why your body, and especially your brain, need more of what they have to offer.
Also covered are walnut fat content and calories and why they don’t matter, plus where to get the best tasting walnuts.
8 Reasons Why Are Walnuts Good For You
1. Omega-3 in Walnuts
The most important element of walnut nutrition is their high level of omega-3 fats. An ounce of fresh walnuts has around 2.3 grams of omega-3 alpha linolenic acid. This is nearly 100% of the RDA for omega-3 fatty acids.