Health Benefits of Walnuts and Almonds

Exceptional Health Benefits of Walnuts and Almonds

Health Benefits of Walnuts and Almonds

The benefits of Walnuts and Almonds are exceptional, and that is exciting, considering that these are two of the most commonly eaten nuts. Eating nuts daily has been proven to have many positive impacts on overall health and well-being.

Almonds Almonds are an abundant source of many nutritional benefits. Almonds are high in Manganese and Vitamin E. In fact, ¼ a cup of almonds is 45% of the suggested daily requirement for manganese and vitamin E. The same amount of almonds is equal to 8 grams of protein which is higher in protein than one egg which contains 6 grams. Almonds are also a resource for energy. The protein paired up with the phytonutrients, antioxidants, flavonoids and Vitamin B2 helps the body’s productions of energy and sustainability.

Almonds are an excellent resource to support graceful aging. Vitamin E, Vitamin C, antioxidants, and flavonoids in the almonds are a nice combination to support good skin. Almonds are also high in mono saturated fats which are the fats found in a Mediterranean diet. Diets which contain proficient amounts of mono saturated fats are linked to lowering the risk of heart disease. Almonds also help lessen after-meal surges of blood sugar, protecting against heart disease and diabetes.


There are so many health benefits of eating walnuts daily. Walnuts are part of the tree nut family, and only an ounce a day of these nuts is needed to gain significant health benefits. Just ¼ cup of walnuts almost meets 100% of your daily value of Omega 3 fatty acids and nearly 45% of your daily value of Manganese. Most the walnut fat content is omega-3, including alpha-linoleic acid, which has shown to improve a variety of cardiovascular functions like blood pressure. This walnut fat content is known to help reduce inflammation, advance blood quality, and lower the risk of excessive blood clotting. Walnuts are also known to support bone health and may be better known for the benefits to the brain and memory.

Nuts, in general, have a reputation for helping with many different things as related to a person’s health and wellness. Some people are advocates of eating nuts for weight loss, and others may argue that nuts can cause weight gain. There is some truth to both statements because the big determining factor is not about the nut consumption, but the quantity of consumption. Nuts tend to be nutrient dense, high in fats, and fairly caloric. Eating too many nuts can result in weight gain due to the density of this food. However, since nuts are dense in nutrients, healthy fats, and protein, they are also extremely satiating, which is useful when your goal is weight loss. Eating nuts for weight loss can be a useful strategy if you are mindful of the quantity of nuts you consume daily.

There are many different health benefits of eating Walnuts and Almonds. There is also the weight loss benefit, as well as their availability to be used as dairy alternatives for milk, cheese, and ice cream. The more you incorporate walnuts and almonds into your diet routines, the more you can begin to reap the rewards that these nuts have to offer.

About the Author

Lisa Saremi is health and wellness coach for Limitless-U and blogger for Lisa received training as a Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition's cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program on dietary theories, practical lifestyle management and innovative coaching methods with top health and wellness experts.

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