10 Proven Health Benefits of Almonds [2021 UPDATE]

6. Almonds and Alzheimer’s

The nutrients riboflavin and L-carnitine found in almonds have been shown to increase brain activity. These nutrients can help with the formation of new neural pathways and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s. Almonds also contain substances that behave like cholinesterase inhibitors. Cholinesterase inhibitors are agents used to treat dementia in patients with Alzheimer’s

In an animal study, Alzheimer’s mice that ate an almond rich diet performed much better on memory tests compared to mice that ate a standard diet.[5]

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