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Walnuts are linked to multiple health benefits and have an impressive nutrient profile. Walnuts, which are an especially good source of copper and manganese, may boost heart and brain health.

Just 1 ounce (28 grams) contains:

  • Calories: 185
  • Fat: 18.5 grams
  • Protein: 4 grams
  • Carbs: 4 grams
  • Fiber: 2 grams
  • Copper: 50% of the DV
  • Magnesium: 11% of the DV
  • Manganese: 42% of the DVUFABET 

These nuts are an excellent source of copper, a mineral that your body needs to produce enzymes involved in energy production and neurotransmitter synthesis. Copper also aids immune function and blood vessel development.

Walnuts have been shown to benefit heart health and may reduce several heart disease risk factors, including elevated levels of:

  • blood pressure
  • LDL cholesterol
  • triglycerides

Walnuts are also significantly higher in ALA omega-3 fatty acids than any other nut, with 2.57 grams per ounce.

Additionally, human and animal research suggests that. Eating 1–2 ounces (28–57 grams) of walnuts per day may improve brain function and reduce risk factors for dementia. Such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Although these findings are promising, more studies are needed.

Lastly, walnuts contain omega-3 and omega-6, two essential fatty acids known to be good for the brain, and part of the healthiest diet for you.