Your Daily #RAtip: Eat Walnuts

WALNUTS are one of my top foods for rheumatoid arthritis. They're a great vegan source of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids (ALA), just 1/4 cup contains more than 100% of your daily requirement.

Walnuts are also a significant source of  antioxidants and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, manganese, calcium, potassium, selenium and zinc. A small handful contains 4 grams of easily digestible, vegan protein.

They make a quick, tasty, and portable snack food, and are delicious sprinkled over salads, oatmeal, or yogurt. Keep walnuts in the freezer to prolong shelf life and avoid rancidity. My favorite way to use walnuts is in green salads or sprinkled over roasted veggies (especially cauliflower!).

PS, walnuts have cancer-fighting properties and are tops for brain health and heart health. So seriously, you need to eat walnuts! Are you including walnuts in your #RAdiet? What's your favorite way to use them?

Posted on January 10, 2015 .