Superfood is a word we use to describe foods that are exceptionally healthy and nutrient-rich. According to Healthline, it’s not actually a real term. It was coined for marketing purposes to push food trends and help sell products. Even though it’s not technically a ‘real term,’ it has be adopted by the general public and even some nutritionists to group together some of the best and most healthy foods to eat.
So what foods are considered a ‘superfood’ and what are their benefits? We’ve got it covered. In this article, we’ve listed some of the top superfoods — from walnuts to avocados — and all their incredible health benefits. Take a look…
Even though walnuts are one tough nut to crack, they’re among the best nuts to eat and luckily, they’re easily accessible and affordable. Let’s take a look at some of the incredible health benefits of walnuts…
1. Anti-Inflammatory Effects
Inflammation is often caused by oxidative stress, says Healthline, and plays a big role in many diseases like diabetes, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and cancer. Luckily, the polyphenols in walnuts can help reduce this inflammation and oxidative stress. “A subgroup of polyphenols called ellagitannins may be especially involved. Beneficial bacteria in your gut convert ellagitannins to compounds called urolithins, which have been found to protect against inflammation,” writes Healthline.
The same source notes that the omega-3 fatty acids, amino acid arginine, and magnesium in walnuts might also help reduce inflammation.