Nutritious eating should involve a variety of healthy foods, and planning meals to meet this need might seem like an overwhelming task. Knowing how many walnuts you should eat in a day, how to incorporate them into your diet, and the benefits they bring are all helpful information. Begin your plan with Glenda’s Farmhouse as your source of walnuts and other nutritious foods.
Glenda’s Farmhouse is a branch of Andersen & Sons Shelling. We are the sixth-largest California walnut supplier, producing 50-70 million pounds of walnuts annually. The facilities where we grow, harvest, shell, sort, package, and distribute walnuts are entirely peanut-free for the protection of our customers.
Walnuts from Glenda’s Farmhouse are certified as vegan, kosher, gluten-free, non-GMO verified, and certified as organic by CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers).
A Walnut-Rich Diet
Walnuts provide a wealth of health benefits, especially for the cardiovascular system. The FDA suggests a serving of nuts, including walnuts, to experience these benefits. A serving of walnuts equals ¼ cup, or about one handful or seven whole walnuts.
Bringing walnuts into your meal planning is simple and tasty. Walnuts add crunch and flavor to various dishes, including cereal, salad, and even poultry-based recipes. With a high protein level, walnuts offer an excellent substitute for unhealthy animal proteins.
Studies have shown that walnut consumption lowers the level of LDL cholesterol. This type of cholesterol is the undesirable kind. The healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats of walnuts don’t cause weight gain. In fact, people who eat walnuts enjoy lower total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides and are better able to manage their weight. Fiber, healthy fats, and protein make walnuts a satisfying food with a caloric deficit.
One of the unique features of walnuts is alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an essential element for Omega-3 Fatty Acids. The body converts this fatty acid into essential Omega-3s.
Additional benefits of eating walnuts include less inflammation, which stems from the ALA, phytochemicals, and polyphenols found in walnuts.
Reduced inflammation helps with cognition, bone health, and stress, resulting from DHA, a particular Omega-3 fatty acid in walnuts. Other diseases commonly associated with inflammation include cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Diabetic patients who enjoy walnuts have a healthy snack that’s low on the glycemic index. Each serving contains four grams of carbs, fiber, healthy fats, and plenty of protein to manage blood sugar levels and promote a healthy weight.
Additional vitamins and minerals found in walnuts:
- Folic acid
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
- Pantothenic acid
Glenda’s Farmhouse provides nutritious, healthy, and wholesome foods for families across the globe, produced with respect for tradition as well as innovation related to production.
Our beliefs include all of the following:
- Love of family and community and growing bonds through sharing wholesome meals;
- The benefits of consuming nutritious foods;
- The land and trees need respectful and sustainable use;
- Technological innovations in farming.
For a healthy heart, you should eat about seven walnuts a day, or about how many are in a serving. Glenda’s Farmhouse offers an easy way to purchase your supply: order online or call (530) 839-2236. To contact us online with questions or feedback, click here.