Hope everyone is not running around trying to find walnut oil, after Dr. Oz‘s program earlier this week. Well, I guess everyone is!
Dr. Oz had suggested to help eliminate belly fat, walnut oil could help with great health benefits. Walnut oil is available and has always been around, plus the Doc is absolutely right, the benefits are astronomical!
Doctors have said for years to have nuts daily. A handful of walnuts daily is beneficial, just for the antioxidants and it’s a great way to lower cholesterol; with a healthy diet.
So, before everyone goes crazy, trying to find it and think it’s going to be pricey….here’s my recommendation; since I am very familiar with the product brand. Look in your local grocery store for La Tourangelle’s Roasted Walnut oil. It’s pure walnut oil and runs about $9.00. The trick, in order to get the health benefits, the walnut oil cannot be heated!!!!!! The oil also must be refrigerated after opening! Very important!! Keep COLD!
La Tourangelle is known for hand-crafting a range of delicious artisan oils in both California and France. They distribute an exclusive line of premium quality oils in many countries around the world.
The oils I have used are: almond, pecan, pumpkin seed oils and Pan Asian stir fry!! I love roasted butternut squash soup and I highly recommend the pecan oil for an added delight! Now, I am no way considered a chef, but I do love-making my soups! The other is grape seed oil for my skin, I use it as a moisturizer (a dab).
OK, I digressed! How do you use the walnut oil. Well, you can either make a great salad dressing, I put a simple recipe below or you can do like the golden days, take a teaspoon! You remember the cod liver oil days!!! LOL The walnut oil is not that bad tasting <to me!> or you can continue to have your walnuts, eat them right out of the shell; either way you have to be consistent to reap the benefits. Now you know, remember this has to be done with exercise and a healthy diet <for those who may use that mind game, I’ll just do this and…..>🙂
Remember the health benefits, La Tourangelle’s Roasted Walnut oil is a wonderful source of omega 3 (1.4g per 1 Tbs.). Omega 3 oil helps to prevent cardiovascular disease while acting as a counterweight to bad cholesterol.
On their website, it sells for about $6.00, which is less. I would check the website to see if there are any other oils you may be interested in, to get a savings of free shipping and handling for an order over $25.00. If not, I would check my local grocery first or have them order!
For more information on La Tourangelle products, log on to www.latourangelle.com.
- 1 part balsamic vinegar
- 2 parts walnut oil
- salt & pepper
- bit of Dijon mustard (1/2 tsp. or so)
Mix vinegar and oil together, then add mustard. Add salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle on salad; any remaining dressing store in the refrigerator.
P.s. Raspberry vinegar is great too!
I hope this information is useful, for I too also am looking for healthy ways to improve! 🙂
Photos by La Tourangelle Artisan Oils