In the past, walnuts have been a staple in the American diet, but recently they have become the stuff of pop culture.
The food is now being used as an ingredient in several healthful recipes, including the “Walgreens Liqueure” in the popular “Walt Disney” movie “The Jungle Book.”
But according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, walnut products are also loaded with saturated fat, cholesterol and other harmful ingredients.
The article, which surveyed more than 1,200 doctors, found that more than one-third of the doctors surveyed thought that walnuts are “unsafe,” and that walnut-based drinks are “high in sodium, sugar and other unhealthy ingredients.”
“The majority of physicians surveyed said they believe that wal-nuts should not be eaten,” the study states.
“The high levels of sodium and cholesterol are linked to heart disease and stroke.
They are also linked to premature death.”
According to the article, many doctors were concerned that they were “passing on some of the health risks” of walnuts to their patients.
“These studies highlight the need for better standards of food labeling to protect patients from the health effects of unhealthy foods,” the authors of the study concluded.
“Walnut is one of many processed foods that contain unhealthy ingredients and are high in saturated fat and high in cholesterol.
We cannot allow food manufacturers to create healthful foods with the potential to be harmful.”
The article also notes that many physicians are concerned that the food is “unsaturated,” meaning that the ingredients are composed of unsaturated fats and trans fats, and that this is not necessarily healthy.
The “Walnuts Liqueures” in “The Walt Disney” film are among many healthful food products that are sold at Wal-Mart stores.
But according for the “study,” “some of the ingredients in these drinks are high levels” of saturated fat.
“As a result, some of these drinks may increase your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes,” the article continues.
“Many of these foods are high-fat and high-sugar, which are linked with heart disease.
And because these drinks contain large amounts of sodium, some are also high in calories and high on sodium and sugar.”
The “WALT DISNEY” movie is one example of the many health-conscious movies that feature characters who are “walnut-loving.”
In the movie, the main character, “Papa Walnut,” works as a grocery store cashier, and he is “a great customer.”
However, the film also features “pink-haired” “Nanny W” who works as “the janitor.”
“Pig W,” the main villain in the movie and played by “Gwen Stefani,” is a “super-foods junkie,” and he’s obsessed with walnuts.
The movie, which is based on a popular children’s book, also features a “Wal-nut Man” who helps kids “steal” a “little white walnut” to use as a snack.
“WAL-NANNY W” is portrayed as a “sourpuss,” who “smells like vomit.”
In a statement, a Wal-nut spokesperson told ABC News, “We do not allow our products to be advertised as food, nor do we recommend that people consume them.”
“As part of our commitment to making our products as safe as possible, we are constantly researching and evaluating our ingredients to ensure they are the most safe and effective,” the statement continued.
“If we are unsure about the ingredients, we do not list them as ‘food,’ but we always include all the ingredients that are commonly used in food and beverages, including artificial flavors, colors, preservatives and other chemicals that we believe are safe.
We believe that the best way to support the health and well-being of our customers is to keep our products and our products alone.”
The authors of that study noted that the majority of the patients surveyed also agreed that “walnuts are unhealthy.”
But “the majority of these doctors also stated that they do not recommend eating walnuts,” according to the Journal.
“In fact, many physicians were concerned they were passing on some health risks of walnut to their patient,” the Journal added.
“We cannot allow our food to be sold by retailers who have the potential of creating healthful products.”