Can Cats Eat Walnuts? Is It Healthy For a Cat? (Nov.2017)
In this article I will answer the question if cats can eat walnuts?
Before I answer the question to its fullest, I want to look at the health benefits of a walnut in general.
Health Benefits of Walnuts
Walnuts have a long history tagged to its shell.
The tree food goes way back to 7000 B.C. The myth that goes along with the tree food is, they are rich in fat and high in calories. Truth is it is a nutritious powerhouse. Its benefits varies from strengthen the metabolism to heart health.
Walnuts is contrary to the beliefs of many a super notorious healthy tree food. It helps to lose fat rather than gain it.
Helps to sleep better due to the melatonin you can find in a walnut because it levels the blood in the body.
Biotin helps to hair strength and grows because of Vitamin B7 and omega-3 fatty acids.
Antioxidants destroy radicals in the body and help prevent heart disease.
Lower the Risk of Diabetes 2
Walnuts lower the risk of diabetes as a study tested on women eating 28gr of walnuts twice a week. They showed 24% less risks to become victims to diabetes 2.
More Sperms for Men
They help to improve the sperm quality of men according to a UCLA study that tested men of the age 21- 35 years given 75gr of walnuts a day.
It enhances the light of your skin due to B-vitamins and antioxidants that helps the skin from free radical damage slow down the wrinkle process of the skin making it an anti-aging fruit too.
No More Dementia
You can lower dementia if you eat walnuts daily so Dr.Abha Chauhan and his team from the New York State Institute who ran many tests on rats. Vitamin E and flavonoids are the reason because they destroy free radicals that cause dementia.
Lower Cancer Risk
Pancreatic cancer can, not be cured, still be prevented if a woman eats one-ounce of walnuts at least twice a week.
Higher Sex Drive
Even sex drive as the video here shows seems to benefit.
Living forever (Almost)
Ever thought of living forever or at least extend the average life span significantly? All it takes is to eat a handful of walnuts twice a week according to a study conducted by scientists.They state that 45 percent who consumed walnuts as you can read here (health and benefits of green, leafy vegetables).
Mothers Can Lower the Risk of Food Allergies for her Baby
Mothers who eat rich fatty acid food as you can find in walnuts during pregnancy lower the risk her baby’s food allergy’s development as scientists encountered.
Risk Reduction of Breast Cancer
You can reduce the risk of breast cancer eating a daily ratio of 2 ounces of walnuts a day as Elaine Hardman, Ph.D., of Marshalls Joan C. Edwards School Medicine, and colleagues say. They studied the life of mice from birth throughout life and gave one group a walnut rich diet and another group a none walnut diet. The group treated with a walnut rich diet developed less than ½ the rate of cancer than the other group.
Do you Sometimes Feel and Are Stressed Out?
Time to start an enriched walnut diet as it also helps to keep the stress level down, according to a research. Reasons are the richness of Vitamins, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids.
What are the Health Benefits for Cats?
Alright, I know all the benefits of the walnut that helps you to live a better life does not answer the question of its benefits for cats and If they can eat walnuts too!
Still, I think it is of great value to also gain some general benefits as a cat’s owner. I hope you think so too!
With that being said, let me answer the question if the benefits of walnuts, do as well, benefit a cat?
Unfortunately it does not!
Even though they won’t die of eating them they still can cause troubles in their digestive system.
The reason being is their high content of fat.
Since humans with a much bigger stomach and digestive system should better eat them in moderation, how much more do cats with a much smaller digestive system better not eat them at all. Eating walnuts can cause:
- kidney failure
Another Reason is:
Some walnuts are salty. Salt is an absolute no go! It can cause:
These are reasons to better keep walnuts away from cats.
Walnuts keep a lot of healthy benefits between their shells. This, unfortunately does not go for cats. Therefore, better not give in to the temptation of trying to feed your cat walnuts in any kind of form. There is other healthy and beneficial food that cats can eat and benefit from.
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