Protein, Fiber, Magnesium and Phosphorous

Protein, Fiber, Magnesium and Phosphorous

Walnuts can help Americans get these important components of a healthy diet.

In addition to essential ALA/omega-3 fatty acids, an ounce of walnuts offers 4 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber. Most Americans don't get enough dietary fiber, which promotes healthy bowel function and helps you feel full--a key component in maintaining a healthy weight. Walnuts are also a good source of magnesium (44 mg/oz) and phosphorus (98 mg/oz) – both important minerals involved in the body's processes.