Stress is very much part of every day life and anything that helps naturally must be welcome.
I actually love walnuts and when not in the HCG tend to eat a loads of them. It has been the snack of choice for me for years. The problem I used to eat with carbs full of sugar. We know that bad carbs and fat do mix, in fact it is the reason why we put weight on.
- Alpha-linolenic acid, an essential fatty acid that improves heart health and cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of sudden death from abnormal heart rhythms. Omega 3.
- Good source of protein.
- Good source of fiber.
How much to eat?
- Seven shelled walnuts (about an ounce) 5 times a week. Do not be afraid of the fat content as it is good fat, basically what I postulate in this blog. Fat is not the enemy.
- the iconic Waldorf salad has apples, walnuts, celery, mixed salad greens, mayonnaise, lemon juice, a spoonful of sugar and a dash of salt
- walnut oil
- sprinkled on cereals and normal salads
- Walnut (Juglans Regia) Oil is rich in Omega 3 essential fatty acids which make it an excellent skin care oil. It also contains minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, selenium, manganese, copper, and melatonin. Its powerful emollient properties leave the skin feeling soft and smooth and it is often used as a key ingredient in anti-ageing creams to regenerate and moisturize mature, dry and damaged skin. It is also helpful for skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, fungal infections and for healing wounds.
- Walnut Oil has anti-inflammatory properties which are believed to assist in easing arthritic pain and it is also thought to help lower the levels of endothelin in the blood, which contributes to the blockage of arteries.
- The oil is ideal for body massage as it offers a soothing and refreshing feel. It is nourishing and quick drying and leaves behind a lasting silky-smooth effect on the skin. Ideally used at 10-20% dilution with lighter bases such as Grapeseed or Sweet Almond Oil. It is very gentle and is safe to use even on sensitive skin.
A walnut recipe to assist increasing walnut consumption:
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/4 cup butter or margarine, divided
3 to 4 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch slices
salt and pepper to taste
Saute walnuts in 2 tbs butter until lightly browned. Remove walnuts from skillet; drain and set aside. Melt 2 tbs butter in skillet; add zucchini and cook over medium heat stirring often, 4 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add walnuts; toss gently. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.