Walnuts are delicious and tasty seeds that belong to tree nut family of cashews, macadamia nuts, Brazil nuts, pistachios, and pine, and they are from the Juglans genus. These are round and single-seeded fruits enclosed in an inedible and thick husk. The fruits are encased in a hard and two-halved shell. These wonder nuts have been thought to be a brain food due to their medicinal properties and their brain structure shape which makes them termed as a “symbol of intelligence”, believed to enhance intellect.
The nuts contain numerous nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins, essential fatty acids (EFAs), and other essential minerals to offer many health benefits. They are seen as “power food” because of their ability to improve body stamina. These nuts provide various health benefits such as prevention and control of diabetes (Read Ayurvedic Foods that are good for diabetes ) , lowering of body’s bad cholesterol ( Read Increased Cholesterol and Erectile Dysfunction ), weight management ( Read Nilobese Ayurvedic Herbal Tea for Weight Loss ) , skin health, erectile dysfunction remedy ( Read Ayurvedic remedy for erectile dysfunction ) , improvement of metabolism, and much more. These nuts are also beneficial in female infertility caused due to PCOS (Read Ayurvedic Medicine for PCOS or PCOD )
Walnuts for Erectile Dysfunction
Walnuts are a tasty supplement that can be easily incorporated in the diets to serve different purposes. Apart from this, they are enriched with numerous significant properties including proteins and antioxidants to offer several health benefits. Here is how walnuts help in overcoming erectile dysfunction
Diabetes control: A study has been reported and published that “consumption of walnuts is inversely proportional to the chances of having type 2 diabetes”. The nuts have been shown to enhance the parameter of metabolism in type 2 diabetic people. The high amount of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats contained in walnuts have been shown to help people with diabetes (Read natural treatment for erectile dysfunction in diabetes ) without presumed weight gain by reducing insulin level. It is a known fact that diabetes causes erectile dysfunction. When blood sugar levels are controlled the sexual function will be up.
Healthy heart function: To maintain a healthy and strong erection heart has to pump blood to penile tissues. If heart health is impaired the quality of erection reduces. Walnuts help to maintain heart health.The omega-3 contained in walnuts is a great source of monounsaturated fatty acids similar to oleic acid in other substances which enhances healthy heart. The nuts are also rich in essential fatty acids like linoleic acid, arachidonic acids, and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) to aid coronary cardiovascular disease prevention through the supply of healthy lipid. The intake of 25 grams of walnuts daily is enough for daily recommended essential fatty acids which minimize the chances of heart diseases as well as high blood pressure.
Effective weight management: There is a strong link between obesity and erectile dysfunction. The sexual function boosts when body weight is properly managed. Research has established that a number of calories, fats, and carbohydrate found in walnuts (believed to cause weight gain) have been found to promote ideal weight. Walnuts fats and calories nutrients are discovered to be healthier than any other nuts in the family.
Sleep and relaxation enhancement: Proper sleep is needed to keep up the sexual energy and stamina. Sleep helps in rejuvenation and repair. Walnuts has a bio-available factor to activate sleep inducing hormone called melatonin to regulate and induce quality sleep and relaxation. Adding walnuts to your diet at dinner is a great option for good rest.
Mood enhancement: A good mood and calm mind are absolutely necessary to keep the erection hard. A study has revealed that omega-3 fatty acids contained in walnuts reduce tantrum, irritability, and hyperactivity. This has been found helpful in children’s diet as it makes up the deficiency of essential fatty acids to boosts their moods. Supplementing the diet of people with stress (read stress and erectile dysfunction ) and depression with walnuts also help their condition in boosting their moods.
Healthy male reproduction: Walnuts contain medicinal properties to improve reproductive health in men. It has been found to have significant effects on male fertility such as sperm quality, sperm motility, morphology, and sperm vitality. They help to boost the sperm count (Read natural ways to increase sperm count ) . Consumption of Western-style diet containing 75 grams of walnuts daily has been studied to help erectile dysfunction in men (read How to win the battle against erectile dysfunction ). These nuts increase shukra dhatu which inturn improves quality and quantity of semen.
PCOS or PCOD cause female infertility. Weight gain and increased resistance to insulin are two major symptoms of PCOS or PCOD. Since walnut helps in weight management and also improves sensitivity of cells to insulin it helps in PCOS. Including walnuts in ayurveda PCOS diet helps to improve mood swings. It enhances quality of sleep and reduces stress. Walnut has anti-inflammatory properties. This also helps in PCOS. (Read What are the natural home remedies for PCOS an ayurveda view)
Glowing skin and anti-aging: Walnuts are equipped with minerals and vitamins to help skin glowing and younger. This is the reason why walnut oil is recommended for the ageless and flawless skin as antioxidants contained in walnuts are helpful in fighting wrinkles to promote healthy skin. Walnuts are also found to cure skin problem such as psoriasis (Read Natural remedies for psoriasis ) by applying it topically or use its oil directly on the body.
Other Health Benefits of walnuts
Nutritional values of Walnuts
Many researchers have carried out many National Nutritional Databases and have reported thorough research on the nutritional values of walnuts. It has been reported that walnuts are equipped with omega-3 fatty acids couple with selenium and iodine that are responsible for optimal brain functions. Apart from these important nutrients, below are additional nutritional values of walnuts:
The benefits of plant-based foods such as walnuts cannot be over-emphasized, considering the numerous advantages of the fruits to the body health. The benefits have been researched to cut across prevention and control of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, weight management, and much more. This article has been able to highlight some of these key benefits and taking advantage of these benefits will promote the overall health of your body.
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