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Honey and walnuts were used since the Romans, in fertility rites, and in some places it is still a habitual dish at the wedding party. And the list is long, seems like people have researched a lot in the fertility/sexuality field and gave this combo a high prize. This article talks about English walnuts and not about black walnuts.

People think everything is related in nature, and there is nothing made at random. Thus, walnuts are a symbol of intellectuals, because their bi-lobed kernels have convoluted surface, resembling the human brain!

Of course, the fact that the walnuts are good for the brain is explained by science through theirs many health-benefiting nutrients, especially omega-3 fatty acids that are essential for optimum health.

It has a high content of ellagic acid. Ellagic acid is a a natural phenol antioxidant found in numerous fruits (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries) used to prevent cancer and treat viral and bacterial infections.

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Health Benefits of Walnuts

Lower the inflammation in skin diseases like psoriasis and eczema

Lowers the inflammation due to the high concentrations of good fats.
Benefits of walnuts for skin are due to the antioxidants they contain. As nuts contain vitamins A and E, they protect the skin against free radical damage, thus preventing the signs of aging. Also, the good fats which are omega-3 in walnuts, help to maintain a nourished and smooth complexion.

Lower cholesterol

Not because walnuts have zero cholesterol, but because they have antioxidants, phenols, vitamin E, gallic acid and ellagic acid which all contribute to a lower cholesterol.

Prevent cancer and treat viral and bacterial infections

Mainly because of its high content of ellagic acid, n-3 (ω-3) fatty acids, tocopherols, β-sitosterol, and pedunculagin that have cancer-prevention properties. The 2014 study Walnuts have potential for cancer prevention and treatment in mice, showed that a walnut-containing diet inhibited the growth rate of human breast cancers implanted in nude mice by ∼80%; the walnut-containing diet reduced the number of mammary gland tumors by ∼60% in a transgenic mouse model, slowed the growth of prostate, colon, and renal cancers by antiproliferative and antiangiogenic mechanisms.

Boost Immune System

Reduce depression and ADHD.

Maintain the health of the bones – due to Omega-3 and manganese.

Prevent gallstones (especially in women).

Kill intestinal parasites and tapeworms (Black walnuts).

Help in ensuring proper functioning of the thyroid gland.

Help in asthma and rheumatoid arthritis decreasing the inflammation.

Promote better cognitive function

It does look like a human brain, but it also has high amounts of Omega 3 and it is known that these fatty acids play an important role in the process of important nutrients entering the brain cells, and the exit of waste cells. Nearly 60% of our brain is structural fats which are primarily omega-3 fatty acids.

Reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by arresting the formation of the amyloid plaques that are found in the brains of patients who suffer from this debilitating disease. The study Dietary supplementation of walnuts improves memory deficits and learning skills in transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease concluded that dietary supplementation with walnuts may have a beneficial effect in reducing the risk, delaying the onset, or slowing the progression of, or preventing AD.

Prevent erratic heart rhythms and regulate plaque formation in blood vessels

This is due to the essential amino acid l-arginine that improves the elasticity of blood vessels and of Omega 3.
Walnuts reduce the amounts of the lipid Lp(a) which increases blood clotting and the risk of atherosclerosis and heart diseases.

Lower cholesterol and the risk of cardiovascular diseases

as shown in the study The scientific evidence for a beneficial health relationship between walnuts and coronary heart disease.
Another study Effects of walnut consumption on blood lipids and other cardiovascular risk factors: a meta-analysis and systematic review showed that high-walnut-enriched diets significantly decreased total and LDL cholesterol for the duration of the short-term trials.

Treat insomnia

Walnuts contain melatonin, and are indicated to be eaten right before going to bed. (the best form is to take them with honey. This will improve the sleep and ensure a non-interrupted sleep all over the night.

Improve the health of hair

A mixture of almond and walnut oil applied on the scalp with condition the hair and make it stronger and moisturized and will prevent it from falling.

Weight loss

Some research has shown that the weight gain by consumption of walnuts in moderate amount is insignificant as compared to its other health benefits. The study Effects of walnuts on endothelial function in overweight adults with visceral obesity: a randomized, controlled, crossover trial showed that daily ingestion of 56 g of walnuts improves endothelial function in overweight adults with visceral adiposity. The addition of walnuts to the diet does not lead to weight gain.

Side effects?

Be careful if you have allergy to nuts. High amounts can cause diarrhea and bloating. More dangerous are the black walnuts when applied to the skin, as it may result in a rash in the area. Black walnuts contain a chemical called juglone that might cause tongue or lip cancer, especially if applied daily.

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Health benefits of Honey and Walnuts

Honey and walnuts will enhance each others’ properties. It doesn’t have to be a specific honey, as long as it is raw and preferably organic (and free of neonicotinoids and other pesticides).

Lowers High Blood Pressure

It is recommended to eat every day 100 grams of walnuts and the same amount of honey for a period of 45 days. That’s a large amount of walnuts and honey, so be sure you have plenty of them, and remember walnuts have a laxative effect.

Treats anemia

Prepare a mixture of 500 g honey, 500 g chopped walnuts (minced) and the juice of one lemon. The initial recipe mentions only one lemon, but other people put 2 or 3, I think depends on each one’s taste.
Mix the ingredients together and place them in a glass jar. Take 1 tablespoon three times per day, half an hour before the meals.

 Aphrodisiac

If you ever been to Greece, there is no way you could have escaped their favorite aphrodisiac recipe! There are restaurants where even if you don’t choose to take it, they will offer it for free! Seems that they are so convinced of its power, that expect people to come the next day asking for more!

Both honey and walnuts are very good at this: honey stimulates the production of testosterone in men and the boron helps the use of estrogen in women. In addition, scientific studies have shown that three tablespoons of honey significantly increase the level of nitric oxide, a chemical found in the blood of men during sexual arousal. Nuts also contain large quantities of zinc, which is a vital element for the development of sperm.
Both are very effective in improving the general level of energy, blood circulation and endurance during intercourse.

Other uses:

Heals stomach ulcers. Folk medicine says we should take 20g of crushed nuts and mix them with hot water. Mix well and then strain. We’ll get a sort of milk. Add 2 tablespoons of honey in it. Drink 1 tablespoon half an hour before each meal.
Helps in preventing inflammation, prostate adenoma.
Increases vitality, prevent a lack of vitamins, salts of cobalt and iron in the body.

References:
http://www.healthyfoodtaste.com/honey-and-nuts-as-an-aphrodisiac-potency/
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3138/2
http://www.seedguides.info/walnuts/

http://www.superfoodsrx.com/

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Honey and walnuts were used since the Romans, in fertility rites, and in some places it is still a habitual dish at the wedding party. And the list is long, seems like people have researched a lot in the fertility/sexuality field and gave this combo a high prize. This...