Walnuts are the best nuts your brain wants. Walnuts are rich in DHA, a type of Omega-3 fatty acid which is essential to protect the brain health in new-born babies. The adults having walnuts are benefited to have improved cognitive performance. Walnuts are good source of Vitamin E, Vitamin B6 as well. 7-8 walnuts a day will definitely give you with two times the amount of daily antioxidants your body normally requires. Vegetarians can have walnuts as it is equivalent to meats. The risk of type-2 diabetes, cancers and gallstones can be reduced by regular intake of walnuts. The antioxidant properties of walnut is more potent to counter the injury caused by oxygen free radicals than that of vitamin E, thus averts oxidative injuries and diseases. You can also try the most popular walnut desserts include vanilla bean flan with caramelized walnuts, gingersnap- walnut cookies, and candied walnuts. Popular vegan and vegetarian walnut recipes include tofu walnut meatballs, vegan walnut mushroom pate, and walnut loaf. Popular side dishes that use walnuts include blue cheese-walnut green beans and orange-walnut chicken salad.