Peanut is Food for the Brain

Peanut is food for the brain

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Peanut is probably the most popular and very affordable brain booster because it is and widely available anywhere in the world. It is not a nut but a legume that is related to lentils and beans. Peanut is a brain booster because it is high in vitamin B6, protein, has a good source of folate and naturally cholesterol free.

This is one of the most excellent foods for students like you because of its high nutritional value. Eating peanuts can keep your brain functioning because it aids to maintain a steady sugar level on your body. So instead of eating salty chips and munching chocolates for snacks, indulge in a peanut butter sandwich or a peanut bar to feed not only your hungry stomach but to nourish your mind as well. And hey, peanut was found to be rich in antioxidants as many kinds of fruits. but of course, eat in moderation because eating too much peanut is not advisable.

Peanuts and peanut butter are nutritious foods for the brain. They contain many essential nutrients the brain and body require, while being low in sodium and cholesterol-free. Few foods are as versatile as peanuts and peanut butter, which also provide protein and other nutrients less expensively than many other foods.

Peanuts also help us to become wiser and smart because of the nutrients that gives us to our body and brain.The peanut and peanut butter are popular and nutritious foods, containing protein, vitamins, minerals, fiber and primarily unsaturated fat. Since the brain requires all of these nutrients to function properly, peanuts and peanut butter are a good natural source to nourish the brain and nervous system. Peanuts and peanut butter also are cholesterol-free and maintain heart health, making them good foods to include as part of a balanced diet.

Few foods are so packed with protein as the peanut and peanut butter. They contain 10 percent of the recommended daily intake or RDI of protein, according to the American Peanut Council. Protein is required for the brain to manufacture chemicals called neurotransmitters, which brain cells use to communicate with one another. Two important neurotransmitters are norepinephrine and dopamine. When the brain manufactures these neurotransmitters, The Franklin Institute says, they can contribute to a feeling of alertness and added energy after the protein meal.

Peanuts and peanut butter are good sources of particular vitamins the brain needs to function properly. They contain high amounts of vitamin E, which brain cells use as an antioxidant to protect them from chemical breakdown. These foods are also rich in niacin, a B vitamin the brain uses to protect against Alzheimer’s disease and age-related degeneration. On the other hand also vitamin B, folate, is also found in high concentrations in peanuts and peanut butter. A pregnant woman needs folate in her diet in order for her fetus to develop a normal brain. Folate deficiency can cause a birth defect known as anencephaly, where the baby’s brain forms outside its skull.

The brain requires certain minerals that the body turns into electrolytes, which then become absorbed by cells. Peanuts and peanut butter are especially rich in magnesium, copper, phosphorous and potassium, containing 10 to 12 percent of the RDI for these minerals. Each of these minerals is important for brain and nerve cells to generate electrical signals in order to communicate with themselves and the rest of the body.

This peanut has nutrients that what our brain need. This would help our brain to be more active in interacting with others. It also helps and generates electrical signals in order to communicate with themselves and the rest of the body. Grandparents usually tell us to eat peanuts for us to be smarter.

Many people think that eating nuts is good for your brain. This is true, but not all nuts are created equally. There is great variation in the health benefits to be found in different types of nuts, especially from a brain health perspective.

  • Walnuts are the top nut for brain health. They have a significantly high concentration of DHA, a type of Omega-3 fatty acid. Among other things, DHA has been shown to protect brain health in newborns, improve cognitive performance in adults, and prevent or ameliorate age-related cognitive decline. One study even shows that mothers who get enough DHA have smarter kids. Just a quarter cup of walnuts provides nearly 100% of the recommended daily intake of DHA.
  • Almonds and Hazelnuts are two of the most concentrated sources of vitamin E available, and vitamin E intake is generally associated with less age-related cognitive decline. In one study, participants who received vitamin E improved statistically and clinically in some memory and verbal measures, while participants who received a placebo did not. 1/4 cup of almonds or hazelnuts packs in nearly 50% of the RDA for vitamin E.
  • Peanuts have not been extensively studied as a brain healthy food, but there is good reason to believe that they offer brain benefits. Peanuts are high in niacin (1/2 cup of peanuts offers about 50% of the RDA for niacin.) Studies have correlated niacin deficiencies with a higher incidence of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s. There has also been preliminary research that suggests that eating peanuts may help stave off Parkinson’s.

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Eating peanuts is good but it has also a bad effect for our health like people who has allergies and can’t eat peanut just to food their brain. But alternative things they should do. If you have allergies you should try other foods that can help your brain generates, foods that healthy to your body and brain.

Being smart are your skills, that you learn more about everything but sometimes this kind of foods like peanuts would help us to gain healthier lifestyle and mind. Being smart and wise is in your own way to do those things, you must have perseverance to take that and learn from it. A smart person must learn on his own way and those foods would help them brighter.

 

Sources:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/445843-are-peanuts-brain-food/

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=101

http://www.studyskillsblog.com/peanut-as-brain-booster/

http://blog.brainhq.com/2010/08/25/nuts-for-brain-health/

 

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