It is known that nuts are incredibly useful: they are rich in vitamins, minerals, unsaturated fatty acids Omega-3. But what exactly are they useful for the body? A striking fact, the walnut surpasses the citrus fruit by the content of vitamin C 50 times
And this is not all unique features of the nut.Useful properties and benefits of walnuts include that ELLE does not cease to be surprised .Walnuts can be eaten as a snack, and as part of culinary dishes and confectionery. Lovers of a bite of harmless nuts should remember that walnuts are one of the most high-calorie. In 100 g walnuts (approximately 4 large walnuts) more than 650 calories. But with moderate consumption of nuts, the benefits certainly go up over the calories.
The ancient Greek historian Herodotus claimed that the rulers of ancient Babylon forbade ordinary people to eat walnuts. Those who boldly disobey, inevitably awaited the death penalty. The strongmen of this world motivated this by the fact that the walnut has a beneficial effect on mental activity, that commoners do not need anything. Walnut, which even resembles the human brain, differs from other nuts with a high content of polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are so necessary for mental activity. But not only schoolchildren and students are useful to eat walnuts. Tincture of white walnut partitions can eliminate severe nervous tension and stress.
There is an opinion that the most useful are the young green nuts, only torn from the branches. The truth is present here, but not in full measure. Young nuts contain vitamins C, B1, B2, PP, carotene and quinones, but the composition of mature walnuts is much richer. They contain vitamins C, B1, B2, PP, carotene, tannins, quinones and fatty oils (linoleic, linolenic, oleic, palmitic acids), fiber, salts of iron and cobalt.
Despite the high content of fats, walnuts help to lower the level of cholesterol in the blood. For this useful property doctors recommend walnuts and oil as prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis, vitamin deficiency, lack of iron, cardiovascular diseases, liver diseases and metabolic disorders.
Not only the fruits of the walnut are useful. In medicine, decoctions and infusions from leaves, buds of trees are widely used, and, of course, walnut oil has incomparable beneficial properties. It is an unrivaled nutritional product during the recovery period after the painful operations. The oil also contains unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins (a record vitamin E concentration), macro- and microelements (zinc, copper, iodine, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, cobalt), biologically active substances.
It is recommended to use walnut oil for chronic arthritis, apply burns, wounds, ulcers, chronic colitis accompanied by constipation, treatment of ulcerative diseases of the intestine and stomach.
In old age, walnut oil is irreplaceable. It helps people suffering from hypertension, atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease, diabetes. Oil of a walnut effectively protects an organism from action of carcinogenic substances. It increases the resistance of the body to radiation irradiation, removes radonucleides from the body.
Walnuts improve the work of the intestines. Contained in nuts protein helps to normalize the microflora in the stomach, which will relieve the problem of constipation and dysbiosis. This safe way is used by pregnant and lactating mothers.