Are Walnuts Good for Inflammation? - Glendas Farmhouse

Chronic inflammation leaves your body in constant stress, leading to pain and disease, but dietary changes can help. Walnuts, for instance, are good for reducing inflammation. Glenda’s Farmhouse offers a range of healthy foods processed in a peanut-free environment using sustainable methods. 

Andersen & Sons Shelling is a century-old brand and the parent company of Glenda’s Farmhouse. We grow, harvest, shell, sort, package, and distribute nutritious walnuts. We are the sixth largest walnut producer in California, packaging 50-70 million pounds of walnuts each year, and our walnuts are:

  • Certified organic by CCOF, California Certified Organic Farmers
  • Non-GMO project verified
  • Gluten-free
  • Kosher
  • Certified vegan

Reduce Inflammation for Improved Cardiovascular Health

Regularly consuming walnuts reduces inflammation, contributing to improved cardiovascular health. While improved cholesterol numbers are well-established benefits of eating walnuts, regular consumption also reduces several markers associated with inflammation, including interleukin-1β. Inactivation of this inflammatory cytokine is closely related to improved heart health.

The risks of chronic inflammation to the cardiovascular system largely stem from the development of atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. How bad the hardening is depends on the extent of chronic inflammation, but eating quality foods like walnuts can slow down and reverse this problem.

The ingredients that help mitigate chronic inflammation within walnuts include Omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), phytochemicals, and polyphenols.

Other vitamins and minerals in walnuts include copper, folic acid, phosphorus, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, magnesium, niacin, pantothenic acid, choline, betaine, calcium, potassium, and selenium. 

Walnuts are high in polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats and low in saturated fats. In addition to reducing inflammation, these healthy nuts promote a healthy brain, good circulation, memory, mood, and blood sugar management.

Cognitive Health

Inflammation and brain health are connected, as are walnuts and brain health – one for bad and the other for good. DHA, a specific Omega-3 fatty acid found in walnuts, is known to improve bone health, prevent cognitive decline, and relieve stress, a proven cause of chronic inflammation.

Heart Health

The omega-3 fatty acids are also integral to the health of your circulatory system – blood vessels, lungs, heart, etc. A healthy heart reduces the risk of inflammation and vice versa. 

Blood Sugar Management

With 4 grams of carbohydrates in a serving, walnuts are low on the glycemic index and approved for diabetic diets. The fiber, healthy fats, and protein within walnuts help mitigate blood sugar spikes and stabilize blood sugars.

The mission of Glenda’s Farmhouse is to provide tasty and healthy food products for all, even as we value traditional values and innovation related to farming.

We believe:

  • In family and community and the positive effect of sharing tasty foods with those we love;
  • In health and quality food;
  • That the land and its trees deserve respect and sustainable treatment;
  • In innovation and the need for technology in today’s farming.

Buy Glenda’s Farmhouse walnuts that are good for inflammation and whole-body health. Order easily by completing our online contact form or calling (530) 839-2236. If you have questions about our products, we have answers, and we’re always happy to discuss our quality foods.