The benefits and harms of walnut for women, how to use it
Walnut is not only distinguished by excellent taste, but also has a healing effect on the human body. Especially useful product for women. But, like any food, it must be consumed wisely, therefore, the vitamin composition and application features should be considered in more detail.
Where it grows and how it looks
The life form of a plant is a tree. Its height can be about 25 m. The trunk is thick, covered with gray bark with cracks. Crohn is extensive. Its diameter can reach 20 m. The branches are covered with unpaired foliage, which is arranged alternately. Leaf buds bloom at the same time as flower buds. Vegetation enters the flowering phase in May.
The fruits ripen in September-October. They are large drupes. Depending on the variety, they may vary in shape, weight, shell density. On average, the weight of one fetus varies between 5–17 g, with the core accounting for about 50% of the mass.
In the wild, walnuts are found:
- in Transcaucasia, Talysh mountains;
- in the north of India and China,
- in Ukraine, Greece, Asia Minor;
- in the Balkans
- in Western Europe;
- in southern Kyrgyzstan.
Did you know? Nuts are one of the most prolific crops. An adult tree can form up to 300 kg of fruits per season.
Cultivated species of plants for a very long time. For all time, many new varieties have been bred. The culture is widely spread due to its taste and healing properties. The fruits of nuts are actively used for cooking various dishes, and also eat raw.
Considering the usefulness of nuts, it is necessary to dwell in more detail on their nutritional value and vitamin-mineral composition.
Per 100 g of product:
- 656 kcal;
- 16.2 g of protein;
- 60.8 g of fat;
- 11.1 g of carbohydrates;
- 6.1 g of dietary fiber;
- 2 g of water.
The vitamin and mineral composition of nuts:
|beta carotene; thiamine||aluminum; boron||potassium|
|riboflavin; choline||vanadium; iron||calcium|
|pantothenic acid||boron; iodine; chromium||silicon|
|pyridoxine;||cobalt; lithium; manganese||magnesium|
|follies; vitamin C||copper; molybdenum||sodium|
|alpha tocopherol; biotin||lithium; rubidium; selenium||sulfur|
|phylloquinone; PP||strontium; titanium||phosphorus|
|niacin; retinol acetate||zinc; zirconium||chlorine|
The benefit of the product in question is due not only to its rich vitamin and mineral composition, but also to the presence of interchangeable and irreplaceable amino acids. The first body produces independently and is additionally enriched with them through food. The second comes only with food.
Organic acids in walnut:
|myristic, palmitic, stearic saturated fatty acids||methionine; threonine|
|palmitoleic, omega-9 monounsaturated fatty acids||tryptophan; phenylalanine|
|linoleic, linolenic, omega-3, omega-6 unsaturated fatty acids||phenylalazine; tyrosine; cysteine|
The benefits of walnuts for women
The female body undergoes many changes throughout life. This mainly concerns the hormonal background (the onset of menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, menopause). Given this, a woman is more prone to vitamin deficiencies than a man.
B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, choline, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, follates) are the main building blocks of all body cells. Promote the proper development of muscle corset. In addition, they improve the functionality of the brain centers, endocrine and immune systems.
Ascorbic acid in combination with B vitamins helps protect the body from the harmful effects of the environment, helps to increase the tone of the skin and prevents their aging.
Tocopherol and retinol acetate improve the condition of hair, nail plates.
A large number of trace elements is also necessary for the body, as well as vitamins. They participate in the construction of various organs and systems, normalize the hormonal background.
Due to the fact that the composition contains a lot of fats, they are all fully absorbed by the body. Magnesium helps increase the body's resistance to stress. Calcium improves bone health.
Iron helps to increase the number of red bodies in the blood, which is an excellent prevention of anemia. The phytohormones contained in the product help prevent the development of cancer cells. Due to the presence of dietary fiber, the intestines are cleaned, which allows to improve the gastrointestinal tract functionality and get rid of toxins.
For women over 50 years, regular eating of nuts will help:
- improve blood circulation in the tissues, which is a good prevention of varicose veins;
- relieve menopause symptoms, such as mood swings, hot flashes, etc .;
- increase the body's resistance to infections;
- improve the condition of the cardiovascular system;
- restore skin elasticity and hair structure.
Harm and contraindications for women
Given that nuts are a high-calorie product, their intake should be limited to people who are overweight. If you exceed the daily allowance for a healthy person, nausea and diarrhea can occur.
Important! The daily allowance for walnuts is 50 g for an adult.
- Nuts are completely contraindicated in:
- individual intolerance;
- psoriasis and eczema;
- poor protein tolerance;
- exacerbation of any gastrointestinal diseases;
Is it possible during pregnancy
During pregnancy, the use of nuts is allowed if there are no contraindications described above, toxicosis, puffiness. It is also worth refraining from introducing them into the diet for those who have a history of chronic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract in remission.
Otherwise, a very great chance to provoke an exacerbation that will not benefit the fetus. In all other cases, the product will help to enrich the body with the necessary vitamins, minerals and organic acids. Their consumption has a beneficial effect on the nervous system of the expectant mother, blood vessel walls, and general tone.
Is it possible with GV
When breastfeeding, nuts are strictly contraindicated.
There are several reasons for this:
- High fat content - due to it, the viscosity of milk increases, which complicates its passage through the milk ducts. This can lead to lactostasis or mastitis. For a child, eating with such milk threatens with colic, gastrointestinal tract disorders.
- High allergenicity of the product - the younger the child, the more prone to allergies. If it develops in infancy, then there is a very great chance that it will never pass. In this case, in the future, it will be necessary to carefully select all the products and re-read their composition, since most of them contain traces of nuts.
Important! With HB, the mother must follow a strict diet, which she agrees with the children's doctor. All products must be introduced in strict sequence, according to the age and developmental characteristics of a particular child.
The healing properties of nuts have been used for a very long time.
- There are even a number of deviations in the work of the human body, in which they are recommended for use:
- colds (treatment and prevention);
- problems with the cardiovascular system;
- prevention of atherosclerosis;
- prevention of constipation, restoration of intestinal motility;
- prevention of early menopause;
- in gynecology - with infertility, menstrual irregularities, genitourinary infections;
- problems with potency in men;
- neurosis, post-stress syndrome;
- oncology prevention;
- conjunctivitis treatment;
- replenishment of iodine deficiency.
If frequent headaches and insomnia are observed, then for dinner you should eat a spoonful of honey mixed with crumbs of 3 walnut kernels. The course should last a month. After 2-3 months (depending on well-being), it should be repeated again.
To maintain normal health, you can conduct up to 5 such courses throughout the year. The same composition is suitable for the treatment of coronary heart disease. But the course in this case should last 45 days. Every 3 months it is repeated.
With diabetes, nuts and buckwheat are mixed 1: 5. The ingredients are crushed into crumbs. At night, 1.5 tbsp. l mix the mixture with kefir (you can choose any fat content). Kefir should cover the mass by 2 cm. The resulting composition is consumed in 1 tsp. in 30 minutes before each meal. The course of treatment is 5 months. After 3-4 months, you can repeat.
Not only nut kernels have beneficial properties. Partitions are also used in traditional medicine. To make up for the lack of iodine, a decoction is prepared from them. At 0.5 tbsp. raw materials will need 1 liter of water. The liquid is boiled for 5 minutes. Then strain.
Take 50 ml before each meal for 2-4 weeks, that is, until the body is completely stabilized. Ready broth is stored in the refrigerator.
To eliminate conjunctivitis make a decoction of 0.5 tbsp. frayed partitions and 1 liter of water. The liquid is brought to a boil, then boiled for 20 minutes over low heat. The broth is filtered, cooled. Wet cotton pads are moistened in it and put on the eyelids for 5 minutes. The course of treatment is 1 week.
Walnut leaf is also useful. It is used to make a decoction for treating dysentery, strengthening gums, and relieving inflammation in tonsillitis and urogenital infections. To 1 liter of water add 1 tbsp. l dry leaves. Boil the liquid for 5 minutes. After cooling, filter and take 100 ml per day (can be divided into several doses).
Reception continues until the unpleasant symptoms of the disease disappear completely. With sore throat, gargle with such a decoction, preheating it to a comfortable temperature. To strengthen the gums and eliminate their bleeding, rinse your mouth. Before this, it is also necessary to warm the broth.
Did you know? Burnt walnut shells are used to produce high quality activated carbon. Walnut is a very healthy product. If you follow the rules described above, you can forget about many diseases and increase immunity. The main thing is not to exceed the daily allowance so that the benefits do not turn into harm.