Walnut trees have a height ranging from 25-35 meters, with a trunk measuring up to 2 meters in diameter. This tree requires full sunlight to achieve better growth.
Walnuts are known for being “Brain Food” probably because of its crinkly appearance. This makes it a symbol of intelligence, especially recent studies proved its ability to promote brain function. In addition, walnuts are an excellent source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, antioxidants, manganese and copper. They are also rich in many minerals calcium, chromium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, vanadium and zinc.
With these nutrients, walnuts are also known for its medicinal benefits. It reduces bad cholesterol in the body, improves metabolism therefore can contribute to healthy weight loss, and stabilizes blood sugar which makes it helpful for diabetics. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and can be a source of boosting one’s mood.
IS WALNUT AN ALKALINE?
Herbalist and healer Dr. Sebi believed that an alkaline diet involves achieving a detoxified body using plant-based and natural processed foods. Along with the various fruits, vegetables and grains, walnut is also highly recommended to be included in the alkaline food list.
Before considering this diet, however, proper consultation to a health professional must be done first, especially those people with existing health conditions and disorders.