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Boost Brainpower with Almonds

Posted by medliorator on January 24, 2008

[Almonds] help boost your brainpower, stabilize your mood and even relieve the aging process.


The almond contains phenylalanine, this is little chemical is shown to work in conjunction with our cognitive processes and supports healthy neurological function. [Phenylalanine] easily passes through our blood-brain barrier and makes our brain produce our natural mood stabilizing hormones adrenaline, noradrenaline and dopamine. These same hormones also help reduce pain in the body. While studies are still on going, it is believed that almonds may also help treat some symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.


L-carnitine [also found in almonds] is important for the brain because it helps make it possible for our brain to metabolize acetyl-L-carnitinetransferase which supports choline metabolism. Our brain utilizes choline to prevent any neuronal degeneration. The L-carnitine that is found in almonds and other nuts also helps in the release of acetylcholine, which is essential for good memory.


Studies show that by adding almonds to your diet can help with satiety and prevent weight gain. Purdue University researchers have found that two servings a day did not cause weight gain or decrease our body’s efficiency.


The almond can do wonders for your heart health as well. Almonds have been shown to lower LDL.


eating to many nuts can lead to problems such as obesity. But incorporating a handful of almonds a day into your diet can prove to be beneficial to healthy mind function.

How to Use Almonds to Increase Brainpower [Wellness Junction]


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