Although all nuts offer brain health benefits, walnuts are the best nuts for improving the health of your brain. These nuts are the only ones which have alpha-linolenic acid, the omega-3 fatty acid of plant origin, in significant amounts.
Walnuts also contain polyphenolic compounds such as pedunculagin which can reduce the inflammatory load on brain cells, enhance neural connections, and increase neurogenesis (new neuron creation in the brain).
Research shows that consuming a handful of walnuts each day can help boost your concentration and memory, as well as increase your brain’s information processing speed.
What to do: Snack on a tbsp of walnuts each day to improve your brain’s health. To prevent walnuts from going rancid, store them in the refrigerator, or freezer if storing for longer than a month.
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