Loaded with antioxidants that fight fat, they also act as prebiotics in the gut, torching kilojoules. Here’s exactly how to use walnuts for weight loss.
Weight-loss résumé: Walnuts
The objective: To burn fat and rev metabolism.
Walnuts are loaded with antioxidants called ellagitannins that fight fat and also act as prebiotics in the gut, torching kilojoules. They’re an excellent source of magnesium, which can help ease insomnia and irritability, the two main culprits linked to emotional eating. Walnuts also satisfy appetites with their high amount of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, the heart-healthy kinds that fill you up fast.
Adept at ending hunger pangs as a snack or treating taste buds when crushed as ‘breading’ for schnitzels.
These natural raw walnuts have no added salt or preservatives. High in B vitamins and antioxidants, their omega content means they have anti-inflammatory properties. Omegas are also great for brain health! But wait, there’s more: Walnuts are a source of manganese, potassium, calcium, magnesium (the bonus nutrient discussed above), zinc and selenium. We also love that the packaging is compostable and biodegradable.