VIDA Fitness Food of the Week: Walnuts
Oct 24 2014

VIDA Fitness Food of the Week: Walnuts

Walnuts are one of the healthiest nuts, and I consider them to be in the top 8 foods to consume daily. They are rich in antioxidants and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), the plant-based form of omega-3! Also an excellent source of copper and magnesium, a good source of potassium, vitamin B6, folic acid and thiamine, and contains phosphorus, niacin, iron, riboflavin, and pantothenic acid.

walnut1Health benefits: reduced chronic inflammation, protection against cardiovascular disease, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and diabetes. Daily walnut consumption may even improve fertility.

Use: top oatmeal and yogurt, blend into smoothies, pair with fruit, sub for pine nuts in pesto!

Tip: Choose crisp walnuts sold in vacuum-sealed glass jars or cans. Avoid soft, shriveled or sour walnuts.

walnut2Recipe:Brilliant Chili Topped with Walnuts

http://www.walnuts.org/cooking-with-walnuts/recipes/brilliant-chili-topped-with-walnuts/

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