Health Benefits of Walnuts - Glendas Farmhouse

Add walnuts to your daily menu and take advantage of their many health benefits. High-quality, organic walnuts from Glenda’s Farmhouse provide vitamins and minerals that will keep you healthy. Walnuts will even provide meatless protein in your meals.

Glenda’s Farmhouse is an Andersen & Sons Shelling brand. As a vertically integrated farming operation, we raise, hull, dry, shell, sort, store, package, and sell healthy-for-you walnuts. Our walnuts are certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and non-GMO project verified, gluten-free, kosher, and certified vegan.

We also hold a Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification, one of the most rigorous and credible food safety and quality programs recognized throughout the industry.

Health Benefits of Walnuts

Our California-grown organic walnuts are low in saturated fat and high in polyunsaturated and mono-unsaturated fat. They are an excellent source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that act as natural anti-inflammatory agents and help promote heart and brain health, reduce inflammation, and improve circulation, memory, mood, and blood sugar control.

Walnuts are also an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, such as copper, folic acid, phosphorus, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, folic acid, magnesium, niacin, pantothenic acid, choline, betaine, calcium, potassium, and selenium.

Here are just a few of the main health benefits of walnuts:

Brain & Bone Health: Studies suggest that walnuts are the ultimate brain food. They have a high concentration of DHA, a type of Omega-3 fatty acid, which can help improve memory and focus. These nuts are also known to relieve stress, may help prevent age-related cognitive decline, and are essential in maintaining optimal bone health

Heart Protection: Based on research by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), fresh raw walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids that help keep your heart, lungs, blood vessels, and immune system working the way they should. These omega-3 fatty acids are also thought to play a role in certain mood disorders.

Control Diabetes: Walnuts are considered “diabetic-friendly” because they have only 4 grams of carbohydrates in a 1-oz serving and have less effect on blood sugar than other foods. Eaten in moderation, the protein, fat, and fiber in them may help limit the spike in blood sugars that often occurs after eating candy, chips, and other snack foods.

Reduce Inflammation: The polyphenols and phytochemicals in walnuts can help lower inflammation in the body. This has beneficial implications for many chronic diseases.

Add Years to Your Life: Research suggests that regularly snacking on a handful of walnuts just five times a week could add an extra 1.3 years to your life!

Get in Touch Today

To buy California walnuts, get in touch with Glenda’s Farmhouse at 530.839.2236 or complete our online contact form. We would be delighted to give you more information about walnuts and their many health benefits.