A new study has found that antioxidant-rich walnuts are a very powerful “brain food”. The study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, has found that including walnuts in your diet can help reduce the risk, delay the onset, slow the progression of, or even prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
It’s believed that the high antioxidant content of walnuts are what set them apart. The antioxidants are a contributing factor in protecting the brain from the degeneration typically seen in Alzheimer’s disease.
Walnuts have more than just antioxidants going for them. They contain numerous vitamins and minerals. In fact, the are the only nut that contains a significant source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) (an omega-3 fatty acid that has heart and brain-health benefits).
Toss walnuts in cereal, oatmeal, salads, smoothies, or eat them right out of a candy dish.
Delicious AND healthy? It doesn’t get any better than that.
Pictured Here: Oh! Nuts Walnuts (my personal favorite source for walnuts!)