The health benefits of Omega 3 consumption are well-established, and with how much of this fatty acid is present in walnuts, health-conscious menu planners should be motivated to purchase from Glenda’s Farmhouse. Walnuts are great as both a primary and supplemental ingredient in your pantry.
Glenda’s Farmhouse grows, nurtures, packages, and distributes our own wholesome walnuts, and we also supply several other tree nut options to make healthier eating more convenient and affordable.
The Importance of Eating Omega-3s
The three forms of Omega-3 fatty acids that come from food are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), and ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). Fish consumption provides the EPA and DHA Omega-3s, and plant sources provide the ALA Omega-3s. You can buy and take supplements if the diet doesn’t supply the needed Omega-3s.
Understanding the role of Omega-3s in a healthy diet boils down to cognition, metabolism, and cardiovascular function benefits. Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a particular type of Omega-3, comes from food sources like walnuts. Upping the amount of ALA in your diet is shown to lower your chance of heart disease by 10% and the risk of dying from heart disease by 20%.
Additional benefits from increasing the consumption of walnuts include:
- Reduced total cholesterol
- Reduced LDL (bad) cholesterol
- Reduced triglycerides
- Reduced blood pressure
Many of these benefits stem from an anti-inflammatory impact.
ALA Omega-3s from walnuts can also aid in brain development, cognition, and the prevention of age-related diseases. Consider that increasing the Omega-3s in your diet provides the same benefits as quitting smoking, which is five extra years of life!
Walnuts as the Ideal Source for ALA Omega-3s
The walnut is the lone tree nut that provides a high ALA content. In addition, the walnut is so easy to add to your everyday diet that you’ll find it far more convenient to supplement your diet with health-improving ALA Omega-3s.
Tips and Tricks for Upgrading Food with Walnuts
- Top oatmeal, salad, soup, ice cream, or yogurt
- Blend into smoothies
- Substitute for ground meat in tacos, “meat” balls, “meat” loaves, burgers, etc.
- Add to a mix of dried fruits and nuts
- Substitute for breadcrumbs, croutons, or rice
Glenda’s Farmhouse provides the freshest, highest-quality walnuts imaginable. The brand, established in honor of the family matriarch, stems from family-owned Andersen & Sons Shelling. We have had the American family’s health, pocketbook, and satisfaction at heart since 1904.
Qualities of Glenda’s Farmhouse walnuts:
- One source from farm to mouth. Grown, nurtured, hulled, dried, shelled, stored, packaged, and distributed by Glenda’s Farmhouse.
- CCOF (Certified Organic by California Certified Organic Farmers)
- Safe Quality Food (SQF) Certified
- Certified as vegan
- Non-GMO project verified
Upon purchasing your stash of walnuts, make sure to maximize its freshness with proper storage. Protect the walnuts from air and warmth with airtight containers and cold storage. Your walnuts will remain fresh for three months in the refrigerator and up to one year in the freezer.
Transform your diet one handful of walnuts at a time! Walnuts provide 2.5 grams of Omega 3 in a single one-ounce serving, which is more than the amount required to fulfill your daily needs for this essential and beneficial fatty acid. For whole or flavored ground walnuts, almonds, cashews, pecans, or flavored sea salts, rely on Glenda’s Farmhouse to fulfill your needs with wholesome, high-quality products.