Walnuts for Memory Boost

Nuts are some of the healthiest foods out there that we can eat. Some people prefer nuts as add-ons to their favorite desserts while some eat t alone as a light snack. Among the various types of nuts, walnuts are crowned the king of the healthiest nuts. Packed with healthy fats, protein, antioxidants and a number of minerals, a healthy dose of walnuts daily can do wonders for our overall health.

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Experts announced some findings regarding walnuts that can add to its growing list of health benefits- walnuts can help boost an individual’s memory.

The study on the relationship between walnut intake and an individual’s cognitive condition yielded results that consuming a 13-gram serving of walnuts daily helps boost memory and cognitive function. Daily walnut consumption is said to show significant improvement in concentration, information process and memory.

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There are a number of nutrients present in walnuts that can contribute in improving brain function. One is walnut’s high antioxidant content that help fight free radicals in the body. Vitamins present in walnuts such as melatonin, vitamin E and folate promote a healthy brain condition and also, give big benefits to young adults’ reasoning skills. Moreover, this type of nut also is a healthy source of alpha-linolenic aid, an omega-3 fatty acid we can get from plants, that also brings big benefits to our heart and brain health.

The study also suggests the positive role that walnuts can give in slowing down or preventing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, increasing memory function and enhancing cognitive performance in the aged.

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