Peanuts: food for the Brain

Neurotransmitters are proteins that are required for the brain to manufacture chemicals, which brain cells use to communicate with one another. There are two important neurotransmitters; the norepinephrine and dopamine. When the brain manufactures the neurotransmitters, they can contribute to a feeling of alertness and added energy after the protein says The Franklin Institute. Also, According to American Peanut Council (APC), peanut and peanut butter contains 10 percent of the recommended daily intake or RDI of protein. Protein is required for the brain to manufacture chemicals Research shows that eating a breakfast high in protein performs better on mental tasks throughout the day, and also it keeps those blood vessels healthy because it helps regulate cholesterol.

The brain requires protein, vitamins, minerals, fiber and primarily unsaturated fats. Peanut and peanut butter are nutritious food which contains all these nutrients needed by brain. They are good natural source to sustain the brain and nervous system.  They are cholesterol-free and also good for balanced diet and it maintains heart health. Peanut is a very affordable and also the most popular brain booster for the reason that it is broad and available in this world.

Peanut has a high nutritional value because it is high in vitamin B6, protein and has a good source of folate and naturally cholesterol free. That is why it is a brain booster and one of the most excellent foods for students. It aids to maintain steady sugar level in the body when you are eating and keep your brain active. Pamper yourself with peanut butter sandwich or a bar of peanut to provide your hunger and to nourish your mind as well. It is better to eat this kind of food instead of eating chips that is salty and crunching chocolates. And also, according to study skill blog peanut was found to be rich in antioxidants as many kinds of fruits, but of course you should has a self-control in eating peanuts because it says that eating too much is not advisable.

The top nut for the brain health is walnuts. Walnuts have a significantly high concentration of DHA, an Omega-3 fatty acid. Aside for this, DHA show to protect a newborn in brain health’s, improve cognitive performance in adults and prevent age-related cognitive decline. A study also shows that mothers who get enough DHA have smarter kids. Another study about almonds and hazelnuts, participants who received vitamin E improved statistically and clinically in some memory and verbal measures, while on the other hand participants who receive sample did not.  Why? Almonds and hazelnuts are two most concentrated sources of vitamin E available and vitamin E generally associated with less age-related cognitive decline intake.

It has not been widely studied that peanut as a brain healthy food, but it says that it has a good reason to believe that they offer brain benefits. Peanuts are high in niacin; a type of natural substance called a vitamin that is found in a certain food and that helps your body to be healthy and also it will found widely animals’ plants and use especially against pellagra. You will need a ½ cup of peanut and offers about 50% of the RDA for niacin. Studies have correlated niacin deficiencies with a higher incidence of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s.

To add some knowledge about nuts, we cannot deny the fact that they are high in calories but study shows that people who consistent in eating nuts really weigh less.



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