12 Reasons Why You Should Eat More Walnuts Every Day

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6. Possesses strong antioxidant properties

When it comes to its antioxidant properties, walnuts are brimming with benefits. They have just about two times the amount of antioxidants as just about any other nut and they have up to 15 times more benefits as vitamin E.

 

7. Helps decrease tumors from breast cancer

Studies that followed the development of breast cancer cells in animals found that the consumption of walnuts lowered the size and amount of breast cancer tumors. The researchers credit the combination of the phytosterols in the walnuts along with the amount of antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids.

 

8. Reduces colorectal cancer

Another study regarding cancer cells tested the effects on colorectal cancer. Researchers at the Harvard Medical School gave mice walnuts and found that the amount of colorectal tumors were reduced by 27% and the size of the tumors were lowered by 33%.

 

9. Provides you with clearer thinking

An independent study of college students tested those who consumed placebos with those who actually ate walnuts every day. Within the eight-week period, the students who ate the walnuts showed an increase of 11.2% in their reasoning abilities.

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