Cracked: Health secrets of walnuts… They are loaded with antioxidants that fight disease

Source: Daily Mail

The festive season may be over, but there is at least one Christmas treat worth making a  habit of eating throughout the year – walnuts.

Scientists have discovered they are the healthiest nuts to eat as they are loaded with antioxidants.

Snacking on as few as seven a day could help ward off disease and lower cholesterol, they claim.

Walnuts contain very high levels of polyphenol, an anti-oxidant which can protect the body from molecules which damage tissue.

Walnuts contained the most polyphenol out of a list of nine commonly eaten types of nuts, tests revealed.

Brazil nuts and pistachios were close behind, and cashews and hazelnuts had slightly lower levels of antioxidants.

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