Eating Walnuts Could Help You Avoid Weight Gain

Eating Walnuts Could Help You Avoid Weight Gain

National Walnut Day is annually observed on May 17th, and we couldn’t be happier about it. Walnuts are one of our favorite foods to eat while cleansing because they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, copper, manganese, and are a great source of protein. They are quite addicting, which is why it is important to limit your consumption of them. Tree nuts, like walnuts, are typically high in calories, so it is best to add them to salads or only eat them as snacks to avoid weight gain.

Walnuts are the oldest known tree food, dating back to about 10,000 BC. They have been used for their medicinal properties, helping to heal wounds, reduce inflammation, and freshen oral scents (nice way of saying, “cure bad breath”). Walnuts are nutrient-rich and the most common varieties are the English walnut (native to Central Asia) and the Black walnut (native to North America).

The English walnut was introduced to California in the 1700s and now roughly 99% of the nation’s walnuts are grown in the San Joaquin and Sacramento valleys. When you eat walnuts, remember that raw walnuts are best. Raw walnuts don’t have all the chemicals, artificial flavors, and aren’t processed like most packaged walnuts that are roasted, salted, seasoned, or candied. Try one or all of the walnut recipes below to celebrate today!

Fuji Apple Walnut Salad With A Maple Vinaigrette

Get ready to experience love at first bite. It’s a mouthwatering salad that hits salty, sweet, crunchy, and herbaceous notes on the palate.

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These Raw Walnut Meat Tacos Are Keto-Friendly

After taking one bite of these 100% raw vegan, keto-approved tacos, you’re going to crave them forever. They’re the perfect filling entree!

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Sausage Style Walnut Meat

Whether you want to make raw pizza, raw pastas, or raw wraps, this sausage-style walnut meat is the perfect, herbaceous meat replacement.

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Raw Walnut Brownies

You don’t have to stop eating dessert just because you are on a raw foods diet. Try making these raw brownies to get your chocolate fix.

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