Nuts may not be your first choice when feeling bloated and uncomfortable after a prolonged fast food binge. After all, nuts typically contain lots of fat and calories, which is enough to scare some people away from eating them at all. But there are some types of nuts, like walnuts, that do far more good than harm.
That’s because walnuts contain a huge amount of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to help the body recover after excess consumption of processed sugars like fructose. Omega-3s are generally good for fighting inflammation, too, and can help protect the brain and heart. And with walnuts, you need only a small amount — roughly a quarter of a cup — to get your recommended intake of omega-3s.