Walnuts can reduce depression

@sripriya (450)
United States
February 8, 2007 9:01pm CST
Recent studies have shown that omega3 fatty acids found in walnuts have anti depressant capabilities.
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• United States
9 Feb 07
They are rich in fiber, B vitamins, magnesium, and antioxidants such as Vitamin E. Nuts in general are also high in plant sterols and fat - but mostly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (omega 3 fatty acids - the good fats) that have been shown to lower LDL cholesterol. Walnuts, in particular, have significantly higher amounts of omega 3 fatty acids as compared to other nuts. More than a decade of scientific evidence shows that incorporating walnuts in a healthy diet reduces the risk of heart disease by improving blood vessel elasticity and plaque accumulation. Walnuts have also been shown to aid in the lowering LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) and the C-Reactive Protein (CRP). CRP was recently recognized as an independent marker and predictor of heart disease. Walnuts are wonderful. I love to add them to my salads and in my brownies. They add extra flavor and are extremely beneficial to our health.
• India
30 Dec 12
Explain in well manner but not write it is useful for reduce the depression or not. I got one more news walnut is useful to increase the sperm count. In London found this research.
@urbangirl (1461)
• Australia
9 Feb 07
Yes I have heard that too - that is why fish is also so good for you! (because of the Omega3).
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• India
19 May 07
Wow.. That's amazing. It's time to grab a box of Ferro Rocher chocolates :) Any idea about the cholesterol effects of Walnut though? Most of the nuts are a rich source of oil, so consumption should be low rite?
@archiee (322)
• India
9 Feb 07
hey there thanks for your suggesstion on this as i really need it. i am always depressed. i will surely try it out. thak you
@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
9 Feb 07
I don't really like walnuts, but that's really good to know. I'll start eating other foods with omega3's in them. And maybe I'll overcome my dislike of nuts.
@greengal (4286)
• United States
9 Feb 07
Oh wow..now I have one more reason to grab more walnuts:)