It’s Nuts But Walnuts Are A Super Nut
When it comes to antioxidants, walnuts receive “super nut” status. The antioxidants flow from the abundance of vitamin E, melatonin, and polyphenols within the nut, particularly in the thin skin. In one study, healthy participants who consumed a meal rich in walnuts exhibited protection from oxidative damage of “bad” cholesterol when the refined-fat meal did not offer the same protection. Oxidized “bad” cholesterol is apt to build up in arteries, causing narrowing and hardening. Consuming walnuts appears to reduce this impact.