Basic characteristics of walnuts
Walnut is one of the woody plants that bear fruit with internal nutrient core. The origin of the walnut is the ground of southern Europe and Asia, and now cultivated in many countries around the world – in European countries, India, China, Japan, Chile, the US and Canada.
The fruit of the walnut goes through two stages – unripe (green walnut) and mature (walnut shell and mature core). While still at the stage of ripening, the fruit has a green walnut crust that is still milk and completely encloses the interior. During maturation, crust color changes to a darker color, the bark becomes thinner, and with shot opens ripe fruit of the walnut containing brown shell with inner core, which is useful in the diet.
Outer appearance of core irresistibly reminiscent to the appearance of the human brain. Since the brain is an organ, which includes 60% fat, walnut is rich in omega fatty acids, which are extremely important in the diet of the brain. That is why there is this unusual connection between the appearance of the walnut core and brain in man.
Nutritional composition of walnuts
Stone fruits, which include walnut, are an excellent source of essential energy. The core of walnuts contains 65% oil, filled with vegetable protein, essential omega unsaturated fatty acids, dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, fats and carbohydrates.
Vitamin composition of walnuts composed – vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin B complex.
Mineral composition of walnut is composed – calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, iron, zinc.
The young green nuts are rich in vitamins C and iodine, which is why we recommend as a remedy in healing hypothyroidism and strengthening blood. From minerals in green walnuts are represented magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, sulfur, copper. In addition to vitamin C in green walnuts is located the treasure trove of vitamins B1, B2, B6, pantothenic acid as well as vitamin E, a major antioxidant. As mature nuts, and the young green nuts have necessary quantities of omega unsaturated fatty acids, the measures that are significantly higher than in fish.
Health benefits of walnuts
1. Walnuts protect the heart and blood vessels
Due to the presence of healthy fats, nuts can significantly influence the level of bad cholesterol in the blood and reduce it by 80%. In this way, the nuts that are near the omega fatty acids and rich in vitamin E helps prevent the accumulation of fat in the walls of blood vessels, the occurrence of atherosclerosis, thrombosis, stroke, or heart attack. In a word, antioxidant activity preserve in nuts prevent fat oxidation and damage to blood vessels.
2. Does the nut resemble the brain?
The daily requirement for healthy omega fatty acids is contained in the 7 whole core of walnut. In this way, the brain will receive the necessary daily amount of energy that is necessary for the performance of nerve and psycho-physical functions.
In children, the studies found that eating nuts reduces aggression, irritability and un concentricity. Omega 3 fatty acids are brain food, which is very important for growing children and children who are intensively developing their brain functions.
3. Women, eat nuts and protect your bones
The wealth of minerals and vitamins in nuts, especially phosphorus, calcium and magnesium constitute the solid bones and long preserved. In addition to preserving bone mass, walnuts also participate in the formation of collagen, which is an ingredient of blood vessels, skin, joints, which is extremely important in the preservation of better health of the organism.
4. Nuts for better sleep
If you can not fall asleep or have disturbed daily/night rhythm, eat some nuts. Because melatonin affects the state of wakefulness and sleep in people with disrupted rhythm and lose sleep there is a low level of this hormone. Walnuts are a natural source of melatonin, so include them in your diet and the longer use will be regulated your dreams.
5. Natural Aphrodisiac
Walnuts are full of energy and important nutrients, which in combination with honey give a real energy bomb, which is said to have aphrodisiac properties and it increases libido.
6. Get rid of skin diseases
If you suffer from certain skin diseases, its recommended bath of walnut leaves.
7. The anticancer operation of walnut
The richness of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory substances in nuts make it a valuable fighter in the prevention of cancer.
Healing recipes with nuts
• Walnut syrup for treatment of hypothyroidism
– 16 oz green walnuts
– 16 oz of honey
– 16 oz of juice from aloe
Take the larger jar and arrange it with green walnuts, pour with honey and the juice of aloe. Close the jar and stir well all the shaking.
Closed jar leave to stand for 30 days with daily agitation.
After a month, beginning with the use of – a mixture of 1 teaspoon three times a day before meals.
This syrup is used and in the case of skin diseases, strengthening the blood, anemia and relieves periodontitis.
– 64 fl oz of water
– 5 tablespoons of crushed leaves of walnut
– 5 tbsp chopped bark of oak
Put water in a saucepan to a boil, and then into the boiling water, put the bark of oak and walnut leaves. Cook for 10 minutes and then removed from the stove to cool down a bit. When water becomes lukewarm, put your feet in the water and keep them about 5 minutes. Then, after washing feet in this healing water not dry them with towel, but leave it to dry themselves.
- Preparation of walnut to relive pain
– 32 fl oz unrefined olive oil
– 10 tablespoon chopped leaves of walnut
Mix oil and walnut leaves in a jar and close it. Leave the jar in a warm place for 30 days. Daily shake the contents. After a month, spend your content through cheesecloth into a new jar. This oil is use outside on the painful areas.
- Tea from leaves of walnut
In this case it can be used dried and fresh leaves of walnut, and important to say that leaves has to be harvested while they are young. Tea from walnut leaves helps in stimulating appetite, secretion of gastric juice, with the strengthening immunity. It can also be used for flushing the eye and mucous membranes of the mouth, coating the wound on the skin, pimples and boils.
– 25 green walnuts
– 32 fl oz alcohol (96%)
Grind the walnuts, place in a jar, pour the alcohol, seal and leave for two weeks in a warm place. With filtered fluid, every evening massage the scalp. Do not rinse and allow hair to dry it.