Walnuts are very delicious and very consumed nuts, especially in times of Christmas. You’re probably consuming nuts on a regular basis, but without knowing the effect they bring to your body.
There are different types of nuts, each with vitamins and minerals in varying amounts, but most of the nuts of this type have the same effect on your body.
The nuts have monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, these fats are beneficial to the body. Another important fact is that the nuts do not contain saturated fats, which are harmful and cause narrowing of the arteries.
What happens to your body after four hours of eating nuts?
When you eat nuts and your body processes them, after 4 hours
- The flexibility of your blood vessels is considerably improved, which helps with blood flow.
- Cholesterol levels are significantly improved.
- Healthy fats from nuts, discharge in your body a thermogenic effect that helps to remove accumulated fat.
These changes that your body undergoes after 4 hours of consuming nuts, are translated into protection against heart disease. If you consume a handful of nuts regularly, you provide your body with protection against a possible heart attack.
Unlike what many people believe, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats found in nuts, if consumed in normal amounts (without excess), help to remove accumulated fat in the body.
One study showed that walnut has more polyphenol antioxidants than any other fruit.