Nutritional Magic For Your Brain

Sep 05, 2013 1 Min Read

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I love walnuts. In fact, walnuts are my favourite brain food.

Your brain accounts for 2% of your body weight but burns over 20% of your energy reserves. That means your brain is a big deal… it’s working pretty hard. To get the most from your brain you need to feed it often with slow-release, high quality nutrition.

It doesn’t get much better for your brain than raw, unsalted walnuts!

The Romans and the ancient Chinese thought that since walnuts look like the brain, they must be good for the brain. Recent science proves them right!

Here’s what you get:

l       Walnuts develop three dozen neuro-transmitters for your brain.

l       Walnuts are packed with vitamin E.

l       They contain the all-important for your brain fatty acid omega-3.

l       Walnuts can improve brain function and memory.

l       They can even lift your mood.

l       They improve artery function after a high-in-fat meal.

l       Walnuts promote heart health, and what’s good for your heart is good for your brain!

l       They can help prevent cognitive decline as you age.

l       Walnuts can help your brain get a good, natural night’s sleep.

l       Some studies seem to indicate that walnuts even play a role in reducing cancer.

This may be the “clincher”:

Eating walnuts lowers the risk of weight gain. This seems counter-intuitive. But a 28-month study in Spain found that people who ate nuts at least twice a week were 31% less likely to gain weight than people who did not. Study authors concluded, “Frequent nut consumption was associated with a reduced risk of weight gain (five kgs or more). These results support the recommendation of nut consumption as an important component of a cardio-protective diet and also allay fears of possible weight gain.”

Eating just four walnuts a day can help. I carry them with me to snack on. I sprinkle them on oatmeal. We put them in our salads. Walnuts are a key part of my No. 1 recommended breakfast for your brain.

Congratulations on learning something about your brain today.

Always remember: “You are a genius!”

Enjoy your brain.

Terry Small is a brain expert who resides in Canada and believes that anyone can learn how to learn easier, better, faster, and that learning to learn is the most important skill a person can acquire. To interact with Small, email . Click here for more articles like this. 

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