What are benefits of walnuts?

1. Keeps signs of ageing at bay
Walnuts are rich in antioxidants, which help in skin regeneration and elasticity. These antioxidants boost collagen production and cell repair, thereby toning the skin and keeping the signs of ageing at bay. Whether it is the fine lines, wrinkles or age spots, now you can kiss them goodbye by eating walnuts or by applying walnut oil on your face every day.

[b]2. Clear and glowing skin[/b]
Walnuts have chemical properties, which boost blood circulation, thus bringing oxygen and nutrients to each and every cell. This circulation of blood helps the skin to glow with good health. Just 3-4 walnuts in a day, during snack time, will help your skin regain that healthy glow.

[b]3. Walnut oil for skin infections[/b]
While the dry fruit is good for making the skin beautiful and lustrous, its oil has properties to treat skin infections as well. Walnut oil is known for its antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties. Athlete’s foot, Psoriasis and Candida like grave skin infections can be cured with the application of walnut oil. In fact, mixing the oil with other natural antifungal ingredients like garlic will also speed up the healing process.

[b]4. Good skin texture[/b]
Apart from fighting signs of ageing and providing you with glowing skin, walnuts boost your skin’s overall health. They are rich in vitamin E, an antioxidant that protects your skin against sun damage. Along with this, walnuts are a rich source of healthy omega-3 fats, which help in strengthening your skin cells, locking moisture in your skin, and keeping the toxins out. Also, proteins in this nut boost bone development and help in supporting collagen production in your body. So, add a few nuts in your diet today!

[b]5. Beautiful and strong hair[/b]
Walnut oil has often been added as an essential ingredient in several hair care products. This dry fruit has the potential of making the hair black and lustrous. It contains biotin, an essential nutrient, which makes your hair strong and voluminous. Since walnuts contain the goodness of protein, they help in strengthening the roots of the hair. Regular usage of walnut oil or consumption of walnuts will make the hair strong and beautiful.

[b]6. For a tension-free sleep[/b]
Yes, walnuts help in improving your mood as well. They contain a lot of vitamin B and omega-3 fatty acids, which help you to balance your mood and fight depression. They also help you to get rid of fatigue, anxiety, and insomnia. So, add walnuts to your diet to get good and tension free sleep, because lack of sleep can also lead to problems like puffy eyes, wrinkles and weight gain.

[b]7. Good during pregnancy[/b]
Walnuts contain vitamin B complex groups, which aid in adding folates, riboflavin, thiamin and more into the body of a pregnant mother. Walnuts are also packed with magnesium, proteins, healthy fibres and fatty acids that are good for a pregnant mother and her baby. Other than adding to the good health of the mother and the baby, applying walnut oil will make the mother’s skin glow with good health.

[b]8. Help in weight loss[/b]
Here comes the best of all. Other than boosting your skin’s texture and your immunity, walnuts also aid in your weight loss. Due to high content of good fats, dietary fibres and proteins, they helps in lowering blood cholesterol levels. This in turn leads to reduction in fat accumulation in the body. Other than this, a research conducted by University of Navarra, Spain, found that people who consumed nuts regularly had 31 per cent higher chances of losing weight than those who did not eat any nuts. But, it is always best to take them in moderation, and avoid the salted packaged varieties.

[b]9. Boosts your brain's health[/b]
This is perfect food for availing the combination of beauty with brains. Its striking resemblance to the structure of brain is not a mere coincidence; it does help in development of brain. Eating a handful daily will serve the purpose of boosting the brain power, memory and the entire nervous system. Omega-3 fatty acids in walnuts help in circulation of oxygen and nutrient rich blood in your body, thus aiding your brain to function properly.

[b]10. Immunity booster[/b]
Walnuts are a rich source of good fats, vitamins, proteins and other nutrients. Being packed with so much goodness, definitely makes it one of the best dry fruits that boost your overall health. From lowering risks of heart diseases and certain types of cancer to boosting digestion and metabolism, this nut does it all. Walnuts also help your body to get rid of all skin impurities quite easily and efficiently. A walnut can also helps in tackling your vision related problems.

So, if you want to be a beauty with brains then include a few walnuts in your daily diet today!