From the viewpoint of folk medicine, walnut, as a natural remedy, is a symbol of intellectual force, because inside its solid shell (like skull) is a fruit that reminds of a human brain. From the scientific point of view, the walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids that are really necessary for the healthy functioning of the brain. Accordingly, there is no doubt that the walnut has a beneficial effect on the most important organ of the human body.
If you eat handful of nuts each day, it cannot threaten your physique, and can significantly lower cholesterol levels and protect against cardiovascular diseases. Folic acid prevents the deposition of fat.
Many people avoid nuts because they are rich in calories, however it is very healthy and important to consume them regularly and on a daily basis.
This applies particularly to the walnut, which contains proteins, carbohydrates, unsaturated fatty acids and is rich in minerals, especially selenium, copper, zinc, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, iron, manganese, chlorine, vitamins A, C, E and B (especially folic acid).
Folic acid in the fruit prevents the deposition of fat in the body, while the essential fatty acids make elastic blood vessels.
Selenium, that can be also found in seafood, is a powerful antioxidant which increases immunity and contributes to a better mood.
Walnut contains melatonin, a substance that relaxes the body. Ancient civilizations have considered it to be a strong aphrodisiac and it is recommended to both men and women to enhance fertility.
Walnut oil protects the skin from the sun, prevents excessive drying of the skin and it is helpful against sunburn. It is also used for strengthening of hair.
Nut oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, vitamins B1, B2, B3 and is surely one of the healthiest foods. It reduces cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood, it is a good preventive against coronary disease and can be loyal ally in the fight against free radicals. Many people use it in nutrition as a topping for salads.