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Walnuts are the top nut for brain health. They have a significantly high concentration of DHA, a type of Omega-3 fatty acid. Among other things, DHA has been shown to protect brain health in newborns, improve cognitive performance in adults, and prevent or ameliorate age-related cognitive decline. One study even shows that mothers who get enough DHA have smarter kids. Just a quarter cup of walnuts provides nearly 100% of the recommended daily intake of DHA. Additional research has found that people with walnuts and walnut oil in their diets have lower resting blood pressure as well as lower blood pressure responses to stress in the laboratory.
8. Nuts Research has shown that eating nuts can improve markers of heart health, and having a healthy heart is linked to having a healthy brain (49Trusted Source, 50Trusted Source). A 2014 review showed that nuts can improve cognition and even help prevent neurodegenerative diseases (51Trusted Source). Also, another large study found that women who ate nuts regularly over the course of several years had a sharper memory, compared to those who didn't eat nuts (49Trusted Source). Several nutrients in nuts, such as healthy fats, antioxidants and vitamin E, may explain their brain-health benefits (52Trusted Source, 53Trusted Source). Vitamin E shields cell membranes from free radical damage, helping slow mental decline (54Trusted Source, 55Trusted Source, 56Trusted Source). While all nuts are good for your brain, walnuts may have an extra edge, since they also deliver omega-3 fatty acids (57).
For researchers, walnuts are the top nut for brain health. Particularly, for this reason: They have a significantly high concentration of DHA, a type of Omega-3 fatty acid. Some researchers suggest that DHA may be the key to boosting your brain’s performance and preventing age-related cognitive decline. Researchers also suggest that walnuts and walnut oil may also keep reduce stress. A study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, reports participants who consumed walnuts and walnut oil not only reduced their LDL levels, but also showed significant drops in resting blood pressure and, most surprisingly, in their blood pressure response to stress.
originally posted by: ReligiousQuestionDude
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originally posted by: TheGreatWork
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It's not a coincidence. Everything in nature, the cosmos, etc can be found in the body and vice versa. As above so below.
Celery can be likened to bone structure, kidney beans to kidney's, Corn to teeth. Cut a carrot in half and look at the core, a bit like an eye. Many similarities. Fascinating.
6. Carrots Carrots are rich in both Vitamin A and beta carotene. Beta carotene gives carrots their orange color. Vitamin A plays an essential role in vision. It is a component of a protein called rhodopsin, which helps the retina to absorb light. Research on beta carotene's role in vision is mixed, though the body needs this nutrient to make vitamin A.
There's one more catch to vitamin A's powers. Because vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin, one needs to eat it with fat in order to fully absorb it and its benefits. Eating a raw carrot won't deliver as much vitamin A punch. "That's why you need to dip it in ranch," quips Taylor.