By: IANS | New York |
Updated: November 16, 2017 2:11 pm

Almonds, cashews, peanuts, pecans, pistachios and walnuts can affect brainwave activity. (Source: File Photo)

Daily consumption of nuts such as peanuts and pistachios can strengthen brainwave frequencies associated with cognition, healing, learning, memory and other key brain functions, a study has found. Nuts have been known to play a crucial role in protecting the heart, fighting cancer, reducing inflammation and slowing the ageing process.

In the study, researchers from the Loma Linda University in California explored the effects of regular consumption of six nut varieties — almonds, cashews, peanuts, pecans, pistachios and walnuts — on brainwave activity. Electroencephalograms (EEG) were performed on the participants who ate the nuts to measure the strength of brainwave signals.

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