EATING NUTS BOOSTS THE FUNCTION OF BRAIN WAVES
Nuts (pistachio, walnuts , hazelnuts, cashews, macadamia nuts, …) are tasty and can be used in many recipes . Their benefits are numerous, as is regularly demonstrated by scientific studies aimed at improving the understanding of the power of nuts on our health. A study published in August 2017 already indicated that the consumption of nuts can reduce the risk of overweight and obesity .
A new study released in November 2017 in the FASEB ( Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology ) newspaper adds to the benefits of nuts. Indeed, researchers are finding that nuts benefit the brain by improving cognition, memory , and rest. New arguments that can push us to consume fruits more often, without forgetting to pay attention to their origin and quality.
THE BENEFITS OF NUTS ON THE BRAIN
A new study by researchers at Loma Linda University Health(California, USA) found that eating nuts regularly boosts brainwave frequencies associated with cognition, healing, learning, memory and other key brain functions.
The researchers found that some nuts stimulated some brain frequencies more than others. Pistachios, for example, have produced the greatest response to gamma waves, which is essential for improving cognitive processing, information retention, learning, perception, and rapid eye movement during sleep (motion fast eyepiece or MOR). Peanuts, which are actually legumes, but were still part of the study, produced the highest delta response, associated with healthy immunity, natural healing and deep sleep.
NUTS ARE PART OF A HEALTHY DIET
Differences were found between the six varieties of nuts tested. All of them are rich in beneficial antioxidants , but with fruits containing the highest concentrations of antioxidants. Previous studies have shown that nuts, and especially nuts, benefit the body in a number of important ways: heart protection, cancer control, reduction of inflammation and slowing down the aging process. Few studies have focused on how they affect the brain.
This study provides beneficial and significant results by demonstrating that nuts are as good for the brain as for the rest of the body. Researchers are now looking into new studies to find out what other contributions to the brain and nervous system are made by the various nuts that can be consumed by humans. In addition, the team of researchers behind these results is best known for its research on the benefits of happiness and laughter for health, as well as on the antioxidants found in dark chocolate .
Finally, pistachios, pecans, nuts, and cashews are among the nuts that improve brain function the most. Nuts are a major source of flavonoids. They are powerful antioxidants with known mechanisms that confer protective properties for the cardiovascular system, anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory.
These new findings complement studies that have shown that absorbed flavonoids enter and accumulate in cerebral hippocampal regions involved in learning and memory, and promote brain well-being. However, the correlates of neuro – electrical activities associated with flavonoid effects of nuts on neurocognition, neuronal synchronization, memory, mood, and behavior are not well known. This study provides objective evidence on different types of nuts, with the highest results being found in pecans, pistachios, nuts, and cashews.