A recent study has found that walnuts can be effective in the fight against breast cancer – consuming two handfuls a day can greatly reduce the risks of cancer.
The study carried out by Marshall University, USA, concluded that 56g of walnuts a day for humans, and an scaled down quantity slowed down the growth of breast cancer tumours in mice, the results were published in Nutrition & Cancer.
“Food is medicine” said the principle author of the study, Elaine Hardman, “What we eat can have a huge impact on our health: this determines how the body works and how it reacts to disease.” she added that, “simple things really work: eat a balanced diet and get up and turn the TV off.”
Other good reasons to eat walnuts, they are rich in polyphenols and natural antioxidants which interact with free radicals to stabilise them and prevent them destabilizing our cells.
According to research, walnuts contain nearly twice the amount of antioxidants than almonds, peanuts, pistachios, macadamia nuts, brazil nuts, cashews and hazlenuts
Joe Vinson, the author of another study into the health benefits of walnuts, confirmed the high level of antioxidants and was puzzled why people didn’t eat more.
Walnuts are also an excellent source of protein, fibres, vitamins and minerals – a real health food.
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