Nuts Can Benefit The Brain, New SoCal Research Shows

INLAND EMPIRE, CA -- A new study by local researchers found that nuts strengthen one's brainwave frequencies that are associated with cognition, learning and memory. The study, conducted by Loma Linda University researchers, said some nuts can even provide more brain health benefits than others.

Titled, "Nuts and brain: Effects of eating nuts on changing electroencephalograph brainwaves," the study said pistachios "produced the greatest gamma wave response, which is critical for enhancing cognitive processing, information retention, learning, perception and rapid eye movement during sleep."

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

"This study provides significant beneficial findings by demonstrating that nuts are as good for your brain as they are for the rest of your body," said Lee Berk, associate dean for research at the LLU School of Allied Health Professions and principal investigator of the study.

Berk, who was joined by 13 other researchers, developed their results after having participants eat a variety of nuts including almonds, cashews, peanuts, pecans, pistachios and walnuts.

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