Nuts are the fruit of a plant, walnut, which is part of the family Juglandaceae. This tree is native to the Middle East (Caucasus, Armenia, Iran).
When they are fresh, nuts take on green shades. The darker coloration, on the other hand, is established with maturation and subsequent fall. Their shape, then, is really peculiar. The edible portion, in fact, is divided into two symmetrical kernels that resemble a human brain, with a crunchy consistency and a sweetish flavor.
One of the peculiar characteristics of nuts is undoubtedly their richness in mineral salts, such as potassium, calcium, magnesium and vitamins, especially vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that, fighting oxidative stress, protects the structure and function of cells. This fruit is also a source of Omega-3, or polyunsaturated fats that, in addition to lowering bad cholesterol or LDL, fight rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, depression and other forms of dementia.
Vitamin E is an ally of immune defenses.
The nuts contain arginine, an amino acid that allows the muscles to be sprayed correctly and ellagic acid, a fundamental antioxidant for the proper functioning of the immune system. Finally, less well known, is the presence of a hormone produced by the pineal gland, melatonin which, acting on the hypothalamus, helps maintain the right balance between sleep and wakefulness. His deficit causes insomnia, early awakening and difficulty falling asleep.
The benefits of nuts.
There are many studies that confirm the benefits for the heart deriving from the consumption of nuts.
The merits of this fruit, in fact, are precisely to fight the excess kilos, to increase the levels of good cholesterol and to keep blood sugar under control. All this translates into long-term myocardial well-being.
According to the Doctrine of signatures, an ancient form of knowledge that studies the appearance with which a natural element presents itself, the fruit, having a form very similar to that of the brain, is useful precisely to the health of this organ. The wealth in Omega-3 and mineral salts that has already been mentioned would confirm this theory.
Finally, from a gemmotherapy point of view, the shoots have anti-inflammatory and anti-infective virtues against the development of bacteria, such as streptococcus and staphylococcus. They are also able to soothe disorders such as eczema, acne, sinusitis and otitis.