Eating ahandful of walnuts a daymay help improve memory, concentration and information processing speed.
New research from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA found that adults who consumed walnuts showed consistently greater cognitive function than those who did not. This held true regardless of people’s age, gender or ethnicity.
„It is exciting to see the strength of the evidence from this analysis across the U.S. population supporting the previous results of animal studies that have shown the neuroprotective benefit from eating walnuts,” the lead researcher, Dr. Lenore Arab, said in press release. „And it’s a realistic amount – less than a handful per day (13 grams).”
In a cross-sectional study that drew from a large sampling of the U.S. population aged 20 and older, Dr. Arab and co-researcher Dr. Alfonso Ang found that people who ate more walnuts performed significantly better on a series of six…
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