Yes, walnuts are known for boosting brain health but that's not all! Walnuts are rich in fiber, vitamins, carbohydrates, proteins, and iron which are all essential for our overall health. Crunchy and delicious akhrot or walnut have numerous benefits for our overall wellbeing.

We spoke to NutritionistEkta Sood and she shared some benefits of consuming soaked walnuts everyday.  All you need to do is soak 2 walnuts in water. Leave them overnight. Consume them the next morning. This should be done everyday to enjoy the maximum benefits of walnuts. Read on to know how consuming these soaked walnuts will benefit your overall health.

What Does The Expert Say?

Nutritionist Ekta Sood shared, "All the nuts including walnuts should be soaked because when you soak them they get easily digested in our body as compared to having them raw. The absorption also increases because of phytic acid which is present in nuts, by soaking walnuts phytic acid reduce and it gets easily absorbed. People with weak gut can have more issues digesting raw walnuts. Soaking not only helps in digestion and absorption but also reduces the heat of the walnut."

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She said, "We all know the benefits of walnuts like heart health, regulates blood sugar levels, reduce inflammation (only if soaked) great for skin, give good night sleep, improve our metabolism. But if we don’t soak them they the absorption goes low and will get difficulty in digesting them. That why it’s always suggested to soak them for better use and taking more benefits out of them." "Adding walnuts to your diet prevents colon cancer or stomach ulcers. Basically the bacteria in the gut converts ellagitannins into the urolithins. Because of polyphenolic and urolithin, walnuts have strong anti cancer and anti inflammatory properties." she added.  Read on to know some more benefits of eating soaked walnuts. 

Good For Diabetics

A lot of studies suggest that eating soaked walnuts every day helps in controlling diabetes. It is more beneficial for people with Type-2 diabetes. 

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Prevents Cancer

Because of its antioxidant properties, walnuts have compounds that prevent the growth of cancer cells in the body. The expert shared that consuming walnuts can prevent colon cancer.

Fights Stress

Walnuts are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. Eating them every day helps you fight depression and stress. Soaked walnuts are also said to be a great mood enhancer. 

Helps In Weight Loss

Did you know that eating soaked walnuts can also make you lose weight? Walnuts are a good source of calcium, potassium, iron copper, and zinc. They increase the metabolism of the body and this further helps in making you lose excess fat from your body. Walnuts also have good fats that make you feel full for a long time. This prevents you from overeating. 

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Helps In Better Sleep 

Walnut has a compound called melatonin and it makes your sleep better. If you have soaked walnuts in the morning and before going to bed, you have a better sleep

Makes Bones And Teeth Stronger

Walnuts have some components that make your bones and teeth stronger. 

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Gives You Long Hair

Because walnuts have B7 in them, they are great for your hair. Eating soaked walnuts makes your hair strong and long. 

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Maintains Cholesterol Levels

Soaked walnuts help in lowering the bad cholesterol level of the body. It regulates cholesterol levels and prevents heart diseases. This further promotes your heart health. 

Here are some ways you can add soaked walnuts to your diet:

  • Soak walnuts at night and munch them the first thing in the morning. Consume 2 walnuts every day.
  • You can keep a bowl of soaked walnuts near your bed and have them before you sleep. 
  • You can add some soaked walnuts to your morning cereal. 
  • You can also make a box of dry fruits and add all soaked dry fruits in one and carry it to work. This is a healthy snacking option. 
  • Walnuts can also be added to your bowl of oats or salads. 
Do add walnuts to your diet to enjoy all its amazing health benefits. Do consult your doctor before making it a part of your diet if you are undergoing any medication/ treatment. For more such health-related stories, stay tuned!

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