Nuts are underrated as nutritious snacks — and walnuts may get the shortest shrift of the bunch. New research has crowned the walnut the healthiest nut, with almost twice as many heart-healthy antioxidants as other kinds.
But even though walnuts may be king, all nuts boast powerful nutrients that can promote weight loss, boost heart health, power down PMS (premenstrual syndrome), and even lower cancer risk.
Unfortunately, too few of us eat nuts regularly. They account for less than eight percent of daily antioxidant intake. That may be because people are afraid of the fat and calories in nuts, or they find plain nuts boring. That’s a shame, because a small handful can pack your diet with filling protein, fiber, unsaturated fats, and important vitamins and minerals.