Cancer

According to a report by National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research, it is suggested that at some point during their lifetime, approximately 39.6 percent of women and men will be diagnosed with cancer. In India, it is estimated that 14.5 lakh people are living with the disease, with over 7 lakh new cases being registered every year and 5,56,400 deaths which are said to be cancer related. An estimated 71 percent of all cancer related deaths are occurring in the age group between 30 to 69 years. Therefore, a healthy eating pattern that includes a variety of plant-based foods such as vegetables, fruits, grains, oils, nuts and seeds, as well as protein and fat-free or low-fat dairy, is associated with a reduced risk of certain types of cancer. Walnuts offer a variety of important nutrients, including good fats, making them an ideal ingredient for plant-based meals. Read More

Reduce the Risk of Cancer by consuming nutritious walnuts

Diabetes

For many reasons, walnuts can be a nutritious food for people living with diabetes or metabolic syndrome.  Individuals with diabetes or metabolic syndrome often have conditions such as high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol, high triglycerides, and obesity, which increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates the total number of people in India with diabetes to be around 50.8 million in 2010, rising to 87.0 million by 2030. Research has found that including the right type of fats, like those found in walnuts, is particularly important to people with diabetes. Read More

Healthy Aging

The effects of aging can impact the quality of life and the ability to maintain independence. Research on the role of diet on brain health continues to evolve. Limited evidence suggests that eating a diet containing a variety of vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, and seafood during adulthood is associated with lower risk of age-related cognitive impairment, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. Read More

Heart Health

Cardiovascular disease emerged as India’s top killer around the mid-1980s. Since the turn of the century, it is a growing threat. According to WHO data in 2012, one in four Indians died of cardiovascular diseases. Twenty five years of research has concluded that walnuts provide heart-health benefits and that they are one of the first whole foods to receive a qualified health claim about their heart-health benefits from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

• Reducing total cholesterol

• Lowering harmful LDL cholesterol

• Raising beneficial HDL cholesterol

• Decreasing blood pressure

• Reducing inflammation

• Improving blood vessel function

Dr. H.K. Chopra, Sr. Consultant Cardiologist, MoolchandMedcity opines that walnuts are one of the richest sources of omega-3 fatty acid, with 2.5gm of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) per serving. They reduce total cholesterol and LDL ‘bad cholesterol’ and recommend 28gm of walnuts a day to keep the heart attack away. Read More

Reproductive Health

According to Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction, infertility affects 10 to 14 percent of the Indian population. While data remains limited, most doctors tell us that infertility rates in urban areas have shot up, with some estimating one in every six couples could have infertility problems. Also, an Ernst and Young 2015 report highlights that 27.5 million couples who are actively seeking children suffer from infertility in India. Findings from walnut health studies have provided encouraging results regarding men’s reproductive health research and walnuts may play a role.        Read More

The Mediterranean Diet

Walnuts are a traditional component of the Mediterranean diet and a key ingredient in the landmark PREDIMED study. A Mediterranean diet is based on foods that are commonly eaten in countries that border the Mediterranean Sea, including Italy, Greece, Spain, and Turkey. Fortunately, you can enjoy the benefits of this way of eating no matter where you live. Walnuts have a rich past dating back thousands of years and have historically been a key part of the Mediterranean diet.

Weight

India is home to 9.8 million obese men and 20 million obese women, according to a study published in The Lancet journal in 2014. It is observed that Urban India holds the obesity baton firmly in comparison to its rural counterpart. While 31.3 percent or almost a third of urban women are obese, rural women account for only 15%, according to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4). (add space between While 31.3).  Read More

Weight Management with Healthy Walnuts