Pistachios and peanuts improve memory and cognitive skills

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Nuts are good for you and we should eat a handful of them every day. In fact, new research confirms the benefits of the many varieties of oil seeds including pistachios and peanuts that can improve memory and cognitive skills.

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Nuts are good for you and we should eat a handful of them every day. In fact, new research confirms the benefits of the many varieties of oil seeds including i pistachios and peanuts able to improve memory and cognitive skills.





A research team from Loma Linda University in the United States has found that some nuts have beneficial effects on brain frequencies. Although all dried fruit has a positive effect on our body, in this case it would be pistachios and peanuts in particular which, if consumed regularly, would improve the health of our brain.

To conduct the experiment, the researchers took six varieties of nuts including almonds, pistachios, walnuts, pecans, cashews and peanuts. Then, on the volunteers participating in the research, electroencephalograms (EEG) were carried out to measure the strength of the brain wave signals following the intake of the different varieties of foods.

According to the study's data, pistachios are said to be able to produce the largest gamma wave response, which is critical for improving cognitive processing, information retention, learning, perception, and rapid eye movement during sleep.

Peanuts, on the other hand, produced the highest delta response associated with healthy immunity, natural healing, and deep sleep.

According to experts, eating these types of nuts every day could therefore enhance memory, slow aging, reduce inflammation within the body and improve people's cognitive abilities.

This would be due to the presence in these precious foods of essential fatty acids and antioxidants also useful for strengthening the immune system, increasing metabolism and keeping the heart healthy.

"This study provides significant positive results by showing that dried fruit is as good for your brain as it is for the rest of the body," said Professor Berk, principal investigator of the study published in the FASEB Journal.

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So let's remember to include dried fruit more often in our diet, an excellent idea is to use it as a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack. Of course it would be good to choose the most natural variants possible, so for example pistachios and peanuts without adding salt, sugar or other ingredients.



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