A quarter cup of walnuts provides 100 percent of the daily recommended value of plant-based omega-3 fats, along with high amounts of copper, manganese, molybdenum, and biotin—essential nutrients all. And we once named them one of the six best nuts for fat loss, because, at about 13 grams per one-ounce serving, walnuts are one of the best dietary sources of polyunsaturated fats—the “good” fats that activate genes that reduce fat storage and improve insulin metabolism.
The following benefits of the walnuts that will make your life more happy to lead to a happier you. And to live your best life:
Walnuts Help You Better Sleep
If you sleep too little, you could die young. If you sleep too much, you could die young. So found a study published in the journal Sleep (it’s enough to make you lose sleep). Walnuts to the rescue. They contain melatonin, a compound that works by conveying messages regarding the cycle of light and dark to the body. We make it ourselves, but eating walnuts (for an added boost) increases the blood levels of melatonin, thereby inducing a peaceful sleep that could postpone your dirt nap. Speaking of sleep, don’t miss these quick and easy 30 Things to Do 30 Minutes Before Bed to Lose Weight