One of my favorite ‘go to’ anti-aging regimens contains only ONE INGREDIENT!
Raw, unsalted; the walnut is one of my favorite anti-inflammatory and anti-aging foods.
Simple, natural and readily available. The Walnut contains more apha-linolenic acid (ALA), the plant-based omega-3 essential fatty acid, than any other nut. While most nuts contain monounsaturated fats, only walnuts are comprised primarily of polyunsaturated fat (13 grams out of 18 grams total fat).
The key is quantity and balance. A handful ( 12-14 walnut halves or 1/4 cup is equivalent to one ounce) is just the right amount to toss atop your Oatmeal or on top of a micro-greens salad or stirred in with vegetables.
The Omega-3 fats are essential fats. The body is unable to make them from scratch, and requires food as their source. Walnuts are an exceptional source of Omega-3 fatty acids. Food compounds such as fatty acids can help calm inflammation.
Walnuts also provide a powerhouse of other nutrients that help build optimal health.