Walnuts are an AMAZING brain superfood - so much research out there on that. Walnuts contain a number of neuroprotective compounds, including vitamin E, folate, melatonin, omega-3 fats, and antioxidants. Isn't interesting that a walnut looks like a brain? Below is a simple recipe that I've known about since I was a child. I remember my Mother making this tasteful nut butter snack for me at times when I had tests or exams at school - she used to say that it would me me smarter.
RECIPE: In the processor combine a cup of walnuts, 2 tablespoons of honey and a pinch of sea salt. Served on rice crackers or apples and topped with fresh mint, it's absolutely delicious and highly nutritious.
WALNUTS NUTRITION: One ounce of walnuts (7 whole, 14 halves, or 1/4 cup) contains 2.5 g of ALA and is about: 183 calories, 18 g fat, 1.7 g saturated fat, 4 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, and 4 g protein. Walnuts are an excellent source of anti-inflammatory omega-3 essential fatty acids, in the form of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Walnuts are also rich in antioxidants, including being a very good source of manganese and copper. They are also a good source of molybdenum and the B vitamin biotin.
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