It is impossible to deny the walnut’s similarities to our human brain in shape, texture, and composition, down to the bihemispheric “brain” of the nut!
Studies show that walnuts support the development of more than three dozen neuron-transmitters within the brain. These neurons enhance the development of neural pathways which help to ward off age-related cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.~ GreenMedInfo; 3 Foods That Look Like the Organ They Heal
An ounce a day may keep the doctor away…
Walnuts are well known to have a disproportionately higher amount of the very fatty acids, specifically the EPA/DHA omega 3 fatty acid substrate alpha linolenic acid that the brain requires for optimal health. Moreover, walnuts contain well-known neuroprotective compounds, such as gallic acid, vitamin E isomers, melatonin, folate, and polyphenols. Coincidence, or mother nature providing a clue so obvious we would have to be nuts (or nut deficient) in order to overlook it?~ GreenMedInfo; Why Walnut Resembles the Brain It Nourishes
A handful a day is a reasonable measure…
Walnuts contain a number of potentially neuroprotective compounds like vitamin E, folate, melatonin, several antioxidative polyphenols and significant amounts of n-3 α-linolenic fatty acid. …inferential verbal reasoning increased significantly by 11·2 %…~ GreenMedInfo; Walnuts may have the ability to increase inferential reasoning
Think This Out – Inferential Reasoning
Okay, so if brain health is supported by eating walnuts, and
Inferences are what we figure out based on an experience. But when our brains are not processing that information through experiences correctly, we tend to make bad choices.
We are still responsible for our past choices but how much better our lives would be if we make better choices now and in the future. Walnuts can help us do it!!!
Dig In, Eat Walnuts
Whole foods have a healing mechanism far greater than their parts. The whole, organic, raw walnut has the greatest nourishment. Keep it simple – eat whole foods.
Approximately 1 ounce daily is what we are talking about, not the whole bag!!! An ounce is approximately one handful.
Buy A Bag Of Walnuts
Dig Deeper, Learn More
13 Healthy Reasons to Eat More Walnuts ~ GreenMedInfo
- Whole walnuts or walnut oil can slow prostate cancer growth ~ NCBI PMID: 18454862
- Nuts Reduce Risk of Death
- The Harvard School of Public Health found people who ate a handful of nuts every day were 20% less likely to die from any cause over a 30-year period.
- One Ounce of Walnuts Decreases Cardiovascular Risk
- Walnuts Help Control Weight
- Walnuts Improve Endocrine Parameters in PCOS
- Walnuts Help Control Insulin in Diabetics
- Walnuts Increase Male Fertility
- Walnuts Improve Thinking Ability
- Walnuts Suppress Breast Cancer Tumors
- Walnuts Inhibit Growth of Colorectal Cancer
- Walnuts Are Number One in Antioxidants
- Walnuts have almost twice as many healthful antioxidants as any other nut
- Walnuts Help Build Bone
- Walnuts Help Beat Stress
The evidence-based science is out there, walnuts nourish and contribute to brain health and more.
- Grape juice, berries, and walnuts may decelerate brain aging ~ GreenMedInfo
- DATABASE: Science-based research on health benefits of walnuts ~ GreenMedInfo
Wishing all of you happy brain health through your nourishing diet,
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