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Amazing benefits of eating walnuts on skin and hair: Study

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Amazing benefits of eating walnuts on skin and hair: Study

Walnuts are a wrinkly, globe-like nut that is the fruit of the walnut tree. They grow in a hard shell, that, when opened, reveals the walnut. This is then split in two, which is why you most commonly see them as flat segments. Walnuts are usually eaten raw or roasted.

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They are available in many varieties and are consumed in many ways. Green walnuts are often used for making pickles, and the processed walnuts are consumed as dry fruit, added to smoothies, cakes, and other food items.

# Provides Anti-Ageing Benefits

Antioxidants like vitamin C, vitamin A and other antioxidantal compounds like phytonutrients, polyphenols, and flavonoids, etc in walnut protects our skin cells from the free radical damage, and keep various signs of premature aging like fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, dark spots, and skin blemishes, etc at bay.

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Free radicals are the unstabilized ions that stabilize by stealing electrons from the neighboring molecules, and in doing so they cause oxidative damage to them.

Vitamin C enhances the production of collagen, an amino acid that maintains skin elasticity and prevents wrinkles and saggy skin.

# Moisturize Skin

Vitamin E, an essential nutrient in walnuts moisturizes our skin and prevents it from becoming dry and flaky.

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Regularly massaging the skin with warm walnut oil nourish our skin, and makes it soft, supple, and radiant.

# Reduce Dark Circles And Puffy Eyes

Walnut oil lightens our skin and brings out the natural glow of the skin because of its antioxidantal properties. Applying warm ( not too warm) walnut oil on the dark circles lightens them and gives a soothing effect to the eyes.Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin C in walnut oil reduces inflammation, relax our eyes, and disappear puffy eyes.

# Provides Glowing Skin

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Essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients, etc. in walnuts nourish our skin, improves skin health, and make it soft, supple, and radiant. Antioxidants and relevant compounds in walnut protect our skin from free radical damage and brings out skin’s natural glow.

To improve skin tone, blend four walnuts, two teaspoon oats, one teaspoon honey, one teaspoon cream, and four drops of olive oil to form a paste.Apply it on the face and after 15-20 minutes wash off with warm water while massing it in a circular motion. Regular use lighten skin tone, moisturizes skin, and diminishes wrinkles.

# Make Our Hair Strong And Lustrous

Antioxidants like vitamin C, vitamin E, and polyphenolic compounds as well as essential fatty acids like omega-3 fatty acids, linoleic acid, oleic acid, etc in walnut oil make our hair strong and lustrous.

Eating walnuts also help as they provide essential nutrients for maintaining our hair and scalp health.

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# Reduce Baldness Risk

Regularly massaging hair follicles and scalp with walnut oil improve scalp health, strengthen hair follicles, and reduces the risk of baldness because of vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, oleic acid, and linoleic acid, etc in walnuts.

# Aids In Treating Dandruff

Walnut helps in treating dandruff, a common scalp problem that affects millions of people around the world and is mainly caused by poor scalp health.Antioxidants like vitamin C and other relevant compounds like phytonutrients, polyphenols, and flavonoids, etc in the walnut protect our hair follicles and scalp from free radical damage and make them healthy.

Vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, and essential fatty acids like linoleic acid and oleic acid, etc in walnuts nourish our hair follicles and scalp and minimize the risk of scalp problems like dandruff, etc.Other nutrients like zinc, iron, vitamin B complex, and vitamin A also helps.

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