Walnuts are one of the world's most powerful and easily accessible super foods. They are filled with unique anti-inflammatory benefits that not many other foods on this planet can boast. One of the reasons we love walnuts so much is that they offer the best of all worlds - healthy fats, fiber, and protein all in one bite making them a superfood that can truly stand on it's own! That's why we've dedicated this week's What's That?! Wednesday post to the our top 5 list...
Top 5 Health Benefits of Walnuts:
We recommend incorporating between 1-3 ounces of walnuts into your diet each day. 1 ounce is about 14 walnut halves or a generous 1/4 cup. Always buy ORGANIC and RAW and make sure to eat the the flaky/sometimes waxy skins because these contain much of the powerful phytonutrients we discussed above. Use them as snacks, mix them into trail mix or granola, or crumble them over your salads or soups - no matter how you incorporate them, you can't go wrong.
Here are a few of our favorite recipes using walnuts as one of the main ingredients:
Rosemary Chicken Salad Wraps
Asian Walnut Lettuce Wraps
Strawberry Mixed Green Salad with Walnut-Hemp Clusters
No Bake Berry Crumble
Thanks for tuning in to this week's edition of What's That?! Wednesday...we hope to catch you again next week.
~Jennifer & Billie
Billie Shellist, FDN-P
I practice functional nutrition, an approach that allows me to look at your entire health history and help you find the "root causes" of your chronic health complaints.
This cuts out the trial and error process and helps you get real symptom relief and resolution!
Food is medicine and knowledge is power -I hope you enjoy my anti-inflammatory recipes which are gluten, dairy, and soy free as well as very low grain and sugar.
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