Its National Walnut Day! Did you know that Walnuts incredibly healthy for your Brain?
We need to thank Mother Nature for giving us one of the best foods for our brains and longevity. It is no coincidence that this brain shaped food can provide optimal brain benefits. In fact, walnuts are an antioxidant powerhouse, which help protect us against many age related diseases such as cancer.
Walnuts are also packed with a high concentration of DHA (a type of Omega-3 fatty acid) and polyphenols. Some researchers suggest that DHA may be the key to boosting your brain’s performance and preventing age-related cognitive decline. Polyphenols play an important role in fighting free radicals and cancer cells, and protecting your cardiovascular system. Omega-3’s are known to be one of the fundamental building blocks of the brain, critical for brain health in both infants and adults and have been studied to boost mood and improve cognition.
Here are some ways in which you can add more walnuts into your diet:
- Crush them and sprinkle them over a salad.
- Make a homemade walnut granola with walnut pieces, seeds and dried fruit
- Add them to your morning cereal or as a topping on yogurt
- Add walnuts to breads, cakes, pancakes and muffins