Researchers concluded that walnuts may act as a prebiotic.
We already know that walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, alpha-linoleic acid, fiber, and antioxidants, but did you know that they may also improve your gut health? A recent study done at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine discovered that adding walnuts to the diets of rodents significantly increased beneficial bacteria in the gut like Lactobacillus. Researchers concluded that walnuts may act as a prebiotic (a dietary substance that selectively promotes the numbers and activity of beneficial bacteria). So if you’re looking to improve your gut health, it may be as simple as adding walnuts to your diet. “Walnuts may promote health by changing gut bacteria,” sciencedaily.com, July 28, 2017.