Health Tips - Cranberry Walnut Salad

 
Cranberry Walnut Salad

Raw walnuts have the highest level of antioxidants of all commonly eaten nuts. Definitely higher than peanuts, cashews, almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, as well as macadamia, brazil and pine nuts.

Once ounce (14 halves) of walnuts contains: 185 calories, 18.5 grams of fat, 3.9 grams of carbohydrates, 4.3 grams of protein, and 1.9 grams of fiber.

The fat they contain is super healthy for the entire body, including for the heart. One of the fats is gamma-tocopherol which is a form of vitamin E. Another fat is alpha-linolenic acid which converts to omega-3 oil. There is evidence that incorporating walnuts in a healthy diet improves blood vessel elasticity and reduces plaque accumulation. Walnuts have also been shown to aid in the lowering of LDL cholesterol, the bad cholesterol.

In a large bowl, add:

  • 1 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 1 large peeled diced apple
  • 1/2 fennel bulb, diced
  • 3 stalks celery sliced thin
  • 4 green onions sliced thin
  • 4 ounces dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped mint leaves
  • juice of one orange
  • juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Mix well and eat up!

My family loves this!!

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