Walnut Oil

Continuing my research into alternative oils, Walnut oil may be the best of the best.  Walnuts, as outlined by Gary at www.healthnowwealthforever.com, are the nut with the highest nutritional value.  Their oil is also the highest in nutritional value, of all the nut oils.

Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins B-1, B-2, and B-3, Vitamin-E and niacin, the health benefits of walnuts and/or were first identified in 1931 when researchers discovered that they were a significant source of vitamin C.  Since then numerous studies been done to evaluate the effects of walnut and walnut oil consumption on disease prevalence, mortality, and disease risk factors.  It is now well established that eating walnuts regularly has definite health benefits, the most important on being a reduction in the risk of coronary heart disease.  Walnuts are also rich in phytonutrients and are an excellent source of selenium, phosphorous, magnesium, zinc, iron, and calcium

In order to get these benefits it is important for the walnuts to be uncooked and fresh.  Awakening and curing the walnuts is the best way to achieve this.  The serving size of walnut oil is less than the amount of walnuts needed to get the same nutritional benefit.

For example:  A 35 gram serving of walnut oil provides the same nutritional benefits as 50 grams of walnuts.

With a nutty taste, it is best in uncooked recipes as a salad dressing or finishing oil.  It can be used in baking to enhance the walnut flavor.  Walnut oil is beneficial for your whole body, inside and out.

Sources and resources:

http://www.medicaldaily.com/seven-great-benefits-walnut-oil-231697

http://whatscookingamerica.net/LindaPosch/WalnutOil_HealthBenefits.htm

http://www.seedsofsustainability.org/uncategorized/health-benefits-of-walnut-oil/

http://www.healthnowwealthforever.com/health/walnuts/

 

Felicia

About Felicia

Hello, I am Felicia and I am one of the founding members of Health Now, Wealth Forever. When we came up with the concept of starting our family business, I was enthusiastic just to spend time working on a project with my family. But, as we have grown and expanded, my passion for educating myself and others - about alternative health options and changing the way we view finances and life - has taken over. While I admit I am not the healthiest of our group, I am working on it daily and hope that the articles I write help you to work on it with me. Thank you for supporting us and allowing us to open our minds and yours to an alternative way of look at health, wealth and life!

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