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.
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.