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Benefits of Walnuts


Walnuts have many characteristics that make them an excellent food for healthy skin.


They’re a good source of essential fatty acids, which are fats that your body cannot make itself.


In fact, they’re richer than most other nuts in both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.


A diet too high in omega-6 fats may promote inflammation, including inflammatory conditions of your skin like psoriasis.


On the other hand, omega-3 fats reduce inflammation in your body — including in your skin.


While omega-6 fatty acids are plentiful in the Western diet, sources of omega-3 fatty acids are rare.


Because walnuts contain a good ratio of these fatty acids, they may help fight the potential inflammatory response to excessive omega-6.


What’s more, walnuts contain other nutrients that your skin needs to function properly and stay healthy.


One ounce (28 grams) of walnuts contains 8% of the DV for zinc.


Zinc is essential for your skin to function properly as a barrier. It’s also necessary for wound healing and combating both bacteria and inflammation.


Walnuts also provide small amounts of the antioxidants vitamin E and selenium, in addition to 4–5 grams of protein per ounce (28 grams).


Bineet Bose

Sports nutrionist

Mr India 🏆 Winner


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