They might be a tad pricey but that’s for a good reason. The clever dicks at Tufts University, U.S.A found that snacking on them everyday slowed and even reversed age-related brain decline, as well as improved short-term memory. For a cheap way to add them to your diet - buy them frozen and blend them into a smoothie with a banana.
It’s rich in Vitamin B12, which acts like a mechanic for your nervous system, repairing any damage to your nerves. This vitamin also helps your brain absorb energy from food and a deficiency is linked to depression and poor memory. Lather your muesli with two small cups will give you half of your RDA of B12. The smart choice is the sugar free variety.
They’re rich in protein and also have high concentrations of omega-3’s, vitamin E, serotonin and B vitamins. A recent study found that a diet of walnut improved people’s mental abilities and fought off the brain sapping Alzheimer’s disease. Eat one to two handfuls a day to make light work of all the quadratic equations life can throw at you.
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