If you listen to some in the diet world, all carbohydrates are evil. However, all carbs aren’t bad; some types of carbs are necessary. Walnuts do, in fact, have carbs, but you’ll find that the number and type are good news for a healthy diet plan. Glenda’s Farmhouse offers a cost-effective, convenient, and quality avenue for accessing a steady supply of this pantry-worthy tree nut.
Each one-ounce serving of walnuts contains 3.9 grams of carbohydrates, 1.9 of which consists of fiber. Since fiber can’t be digested and flows right through the GI tract, the net carb result is 2 grams per ounce of walnuts.
Walnuts supply 2 ½ grams per serving of plant-based ALA Omega-3 fatty acids. This good fat is directly linked to improved cardiovascular health, brain development, cognition, and resistance to age-related diseases.
Whether you pursue a low-carb diet, a Keto plan, the Mediterranean diet, the Paleo diet, or a vegan/vegetarian lifestyle, walnuts are low in carbs, high in fiber, and high in protein. The fiber and the protein content offer a higher degree of satiation and a longer feeling of fullness.
Adding a bit of carbs to your daily diet can jumpstart your metabolism from a weight-loss plateau, and fiber will keep your digestive system moving regularly.
The power of walnuts for healthy cholesterol is fairly impressive. Eating walnuts has been shown to reduce the LDL level of cholesterol, often considered the “bad” cholesterol. You’ll also find a lower risk for heart disease, lowered blood pressure, and more stable blood sugars.
We suggest regularly replacing foods like rice, crackers, croutons, and other high in carbohydrate foods with walnuts as a simple step to taking control of your diet.
Storing Walnuts for Maximum Freshness
Walnut freshness requires protection from cold and heat. To appropriately store your walnuts, enclose them in an airtight container and keep them in the refrigerator or freezer. When refrigerated, walnuts will remain fresh for up to three months, and they’ll be good for up to one year when frozen.
Because walnuts absorb odors, place them away from foods with strong aromas like onions, garlic, etc.
Smart Ways to Incorporate Walnuts into the Daily Diet
Walnuts are easily incorporated into the diet. At breakfast, you can throw them into your smoothie, on top of your oatmeal, or into your baked bran muffins. Lunch can include a salad with walnuts, a burger made from ground walnuts, and yogurt with walnuts on top. Enjoy dinner with meat “breaded” with ground walnuts, tacos with walnut “meat,” or sauces made with savory walnuts. A creative chef can find myriad uses for walnuts, but even the most basic eater can enjoy a handful of walnuts easily.
At Glenda’s Farmhouse, you’ll find a healthy supply of whole walnuts and ground walnuts in savory, Asian, and Mexican flavors.
Plan to win if you’re looking for ways to transform your diet for weight loss and health. Cutting unhealthy carbs is one way to do it. While walnuts have carbs, they don’t have many, and half of those they contain are fiber! Order from Glenda’s Farmhouse to incorporate walnuts into your daily diet conveniently and affordably. If you’d like to learn more, contact us by following this link or calling the team at (530) 839-2236.