What is the healthiest nut?
“Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is the healthiest nut of all?”
If the Evil Queen wasn’t so busy busting Snow White out of her Kingdom, she would have found “Walnuts” to be the answer.
It’s true folks. Scientists from Pennsylvania recently told the American Chemical Society that walnuts contain the highest level of antioxidants compared to other nuts.
And antioxidants help protect the body against disease.
Nuts are commonly known to have good nutritional qualities, containing high-quality protein, lots of vitamins and minerals as well as dietary fibre, and they are also dairy and gluten-free.
But walnuts are the healthiest nut – even better than peanuts, almonds, pecans and pistachios.
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.
On sundaes, in cereal, pies and muffins, spread on bread and added to stir fries – nuts, nuts yummy nuts make the world go around.
Don’t forget to top up on those antioxidants ladies and gents!
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