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What walnuts can do

PIDING B. Sablan of the Women’s Affairs Office is concerned about women’s health.

“What can be done so more women will be healthier?” she asked.

The writer, left, and Piding B. Sablan. Contributed photo

Today, many women suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure or other illnesses.

“If you are diabetic, please watch what you eat and follow your doctor’s instructions,” Sablan said. “Eating nuts is better than drinking soda or salty food.”

Marsha McCulloch, MS, RD wrote in Healthline that walnuts “provide healthy fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals — and that’s just the beginning of how they may support your health.”

She said walnuts are:

1. Rich in antioxidants

2. Super plant source of omega-3s

3. May decrease inflammation

4. Promotes a healthy gut

5. May reduce risk of some cancers

6. Supports weight control

7. May help manage type 2 diabetes and lower your risk

8. May help lower blood pressure

9. Supports healthy aging

10. Supports good brain function

11. Supports male reproductive health

12. Improves blood fats

13. Widely available and easy to add to your diet

According to McCulloch, “Walnuts are an exceptionally nutritious nut. They have higher antioxidant activity and significantly more healthy omega-3 fats than any other common nut.”

She believes that we are likely to “keep hearing more about walnuts in the years to come as more studies will research their beneficial health effects.”

Don’t forget to consult a doctor before you include walnuts or other nuts in your diet.