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Five Amazing Health Benefits of Walnut Oil

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There are an array of edible oils which have incredible health benefits. Walnut oil is one such oil that offers various benefits for optimum health. The oil is extracted out by pressing whole walnuts. Walnuts are rich in vitamin E, calories, and fatty acids like the Omega 3 fatty acids which makes it a rich source of nutrient food with excellent nutritional benefits. Walnut oil possesses enormous health benefits if it is consumed in a limited amount.

Here Are The Five Walnut Oil Health Benefits That You Must Know:

Beneficial for Skin

Walnut oil contains an abundant amount of Vitamins B1, B2, and B3 as well as Vitamin E and B complex. Fatty acids and phytonutrients present in walnut oil improve the texture and quality of the skin. Moreover, the oil is also responsible for alleviating psoriasis (a persistent and painful skin ailment). Walnut oil can be added to one’s bath or can be applied topically on the skin to soothe the inflammation caused by psoriasis. Omega-3 fatty acids in walnut oil assists in treating eczema. One can mix walnut oil with garlic juice and apply it to eczema affected areas. Amino acids in walnut oil are helpful in maintaining healthy skin.

Good for Healthy Heart

Walnuts are highly beneficial for the heart. Due to the presence of antioxidants in large quantities and in a mixed manner walnuts are known to be effective in greater cardiovascular functioning. In addition to that, the presence of omega-3 acids in walnut helps in lowering blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart strokes.

Advantageous for People with Type-2 Diabetes

According to various studies, it has been found that due to the presence of unsaturated fats in walnut oil, its consumption is responsible for controlling blood sugar levels. A study published in the International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism Inpress(Inpress) found that consumption of walnut oil(15 g/day for three months) was shown to improve blood glucose level but, no changes were noted for body weight and blood pressure in type two diabetic patients.

Reduces Obesity

Walnut oil has been found to be effective in reducing oxidative stress. Also, it effectively reduces thermogenic genes and increases antioxidant capacity.  Thus, it reduces cholesterol content in the body.

Helps in Fighting Against Cancer

Walnut oil is helpful in reducing the risk of breast cancer because of the presence of antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and phytosterols present in it. Thus, walnut oil is effective in reducing the risk of breast cancer, prostate cancer, and various other cancer developments in the body.

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Sanskriti Tiwari is an intern with SheThePeople.TV.