Walnuts can improve gut health and reduce the risk of heart disease when eaten as part of a healthy diet.

Since walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, more so than any other nut, eating them regularly can also help you maintain your heart health and reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. The omega-3 fat that comes from plants is known as Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA), and it's essential to a healthy heart.

The best time to eat walnuts is in the morning. You can soak walnuts at night and consume them on an empty stomach.

Soaking the walnuts overnight and then consuming them in the morning is one of the best ways to consume walnuts. To do this, take 2-4 pieces of walnuts and soak them in a cup of water overnight. Have them the first thing the next morning. Having soaked walnuts helps in reducing the bad cholesterol in the body.

Women will age more healthy if they eat at least two servings of walnuts daily, according to a recent study. This nut is a necessary ingredient in the diet of women in their 50s and 60s.

The nut can cause softening of the stools and bloating, as well as weight gain unless other fats are removed from the diet. English walnut may cause allergic reactions in people who are sensitive to them.