Make Father’s Day a Nutritious One with California Walnuts


Research suggest walnuts can be beneficial to mens' health. 

Being healthy can also be delicious. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids[1], the plant-based essential fatty acid, California Walnuts are the perfect snack for fathers everywhere. Defend dad’s health with walnuts:

 

Cognitive Decline: Men over the age of 65 are more likely to suffer cognitive impairment than women of the same age according to a Mayo Clinic Study[3].   While there is no known cure for dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, walnuts have been shown to aid in improving cognitive function.  Animal research published in the British Journal of Nutrition found a diet containing as much as 6% walnuts (equivalent to one ounce or 1/4 cup in humans) was able to reverse age-related motor and cognitive deficits in aged rats.[4]  Please note further research is needed to determine effects and/or benefits in humans.

 


[1] One ounce of walnuts provides 18g of total fat, 2.5g of monounsaturated fat, 13g of polyunsaturated fat, including 2.5g of alpha-linolenic acid—the plant-based omega-3.

[2] Supportive but not conclusive research shows that eating 1.5 ounces of walnuts per day, as part of a low saturated fat and low cholesterol diet, and not resulting in increased caloric intake may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. U.S. Food and Drug Administration, March 2004.

[3] Roberts RO, Geda YE, Knopman DS, Cha RH, Pankratz VS, Boeve BF, Tangalos EG, Ivnik RJ, Rocca WA, Petersen RC. The incidence of MCI differs by subtype and is higher in men: the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging. Neurology. 2012 Jan 31;78(5):342-51.

[4] Willis LM, Shukitt-Hale B, Cheng V, Joseph JA. Dose-dependent effects of walnuts on motor and cognitive function in aged rats. Br J Nutr. 2009 Apr;101(8):1140-4.