Here’s What Should Be in Your Thanksgiving Side If You Want to Improve Brain Function

We all know that nuts have some pretty wonderful side effects such as helping with memory, keeping us full longer and enhancing our learning capabilities. Well, we can now add one more really important thing to that list: brain function. 

Sounds like a yummy way to help our brains, right? Yes! The study was done by Loma Linda University Health, and while the researchers want us to add more nuts to our diets, they also are cautioning that not all nuts are created equal.

So here’s the deal: researchers tested six different nuts—almonds, cashews, peanuts, pecans, pistachios and walnuts—and found that they all had high levels of antioxidants, with walnuts having the highest concentrations.

Dr. Lee Berk, associate dean for research at the LLU School of Allied Health Professions said in a release, “This study provides significant beneficial findings by demonstrating that nuts are as good for your brain as they are for the rest of your body.”

So definitely stock up this Thanksgiving season—but don’t overdo it! And of course, save your leftovers for a post-class snack.

Allison Cooper is a full time blogger at Project Motherhood and freelance writer. You can find her balancing her time equally between writing, spending time with her family, running, or sipping on strong coffee! Connect with her on twitter for daily chit chat and mama musings!