You may have already heard about the benefits of walnuts as a plant source of omega-3 fatty acids.
Nutrients in walnuts offer many health benefits, including cardiovascular and brain health.

Can compounds in walnuts also prevent cancer?

The authors of a recently published study seem to think so too.
Recent research has shed light on the remarkable benefits of consuming nuts, particularly walnuts, in reducing the risk of cancer and the death rate associated with the disease.
However, the question remains: How does walnut achieve these impressive results?

A study published in the journal Nutrients provides valuable insights by investigating the effects of walnut compounds on cancer stem cells and their potential to suppress colon cancer. Beneficial compounds in walnuts target cancer stem cells in colon cancer. In a study published in the journal Nutrients, researchers investigated the potential of walnut phenolic extract (WPE) and its active compounds in fighting cancer stem cells in colon cancer.
By treating isolated colon cancer stem cells with WPE, they found that WPE inhibited their survival and promoted their differentiation into normal cells. Additionally, WPE reduced the expression of cancer stem cell markers and disrupted a key signaling pathway associated with their survival.

These findings suggest that beneficial compounds in walnuts hold promise for suppressing colon cancer by targeting and altering the characteristics of cancer stem cells.
Walnuts offer plenty of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids and more. Walnuts stand out among nuts as a wonderful plant source of omega-3 fatty acids. Within the phytonutrients and lipid extracts of walnuts are multiple therapeutic components that show potential to target and eliminate cancer cells.

What's more, walnuts contain impressive levels of a specific form of vitamin E, which has been linked to cancer prevention. In addition to their cancer-fighting properties, walnuts offer a number of unique compounds that inhibit the growth of cancer cells. These include tannin telimagrandin, flavonol morin and quinone juglone. In addition to the impact on cancer, regular consumption of walnuts has been shown to be promising in the prevention of various diseases associated with poor lifestyle and dietary choices. It appears that heart disease, neurological disorders and diabetes can be alleviated by including walnuts in the diet. These multiple benefits position walnuts as a valuable addition to a health-conscious lifestyle.

Fight the afternoon slump with walnuts 

Incorporating 30g of walnuts into your daily routine is a manageable task. They can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, such as chopped and used as a topping for oatmeal, yogurt and salads. Plus, walnuts are a protein-rich snack, ideal for fighting the afternoon slump between lunch and dinner. However, it is important to be moderate when consuming walnuts, as excessive intake can unnecessarily strain digestion. Although walnuts are undoubtedly healthy and full of essential nutrients, it is generally recommended that most individuals limit their intake to 30g per day in order to fully enjoy the associated health benefits.
written by: Dena Schmidt, Staff Writer | July 17, 2023 Facebook-cancer-cell-growth-inhibited-by-eating-walnuts (NaturalHealth365)
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