No one wants Alzheimer’s. It’s bad for the individual and maybe even worse for the victim’s family. But what if something as simple as eating more walnuts could prevent Alzheimer’s?
A new study out of the New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities supports this idea. The study fed mice either no walnuts or the human equivalent of 1 oz or 1.5 oz a day. Roughly ten months later the mice were subject to a number of experiments including a maze that tests their memory. As it turned out, the mice who were fed walnuts performed significantly better on memory tests than those who didn’t eat any walnuts.
Not only that, but mice who ate walnuts also showed improved learning ability, anxiety, and motor development. Maybe walnuts looks like a brain for a reason.