Cognitive decline is an inevitable mental condition that comes with aging. It is also one of the hallmarks of an incurable disease called dementia. In the absence of a cure, a recent study revealed that consuming nuts preserves the brain’s cognitive functions.
As per Science Direct, diet was suggested to have a role in significantly preserving the brain’s cognitive functions as a person ages. The study ruled that the consumption of food items that are rich in n-3 (polyunsaturated) fatty acids with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents is a promising dietary approach that preserves the brain’s cognitive functions.
Additionally, an article published in the Royal Society of Chemistry claimed that nuts are rich in polyphenols that reduce the risk of stroke and improves endothelial-dependent blood flow and pressure that are associated with brain function.