Pistachio & Peanuts Improve Memory


Ripe peel fruits (also called nuts, oil seeds or simply dried fruits) do well and we should eat a portion of them every day. Always new research has confirmed the benefits of so many varieties of oilseeds and today is the turn of pistachios and peanuts, which would have properties that enhance memory and cognitive abilities.

A research team at Loma Linda University in the United States has found that some nuts have beneficial effects on brain frequencies. Although all nuts act positively on our body, in this case, it would be especially pistachios and peanuts which, if consumed regularly, would improve the health of our brain.

To perform the experiment, the researchers used six varieties of dried fruits, including peanuts, pistachios, walnuts, pecans, almonds and cashew nuts. Then, in the volunteers who participated in the research, electroencephalograms (EEGs) were measured to measure the strength of brain wave signals after absorption of these dried fruit varieties.


According to the study data, pistachios produced the highest gamma wave response, crucial for improving cognitive processing, learning, perception and rapid eye movement during sleep. Peanuts, on the other hand, produced the highest delta response associated with healthy immunity, natural healing, and deep sleep.

Eating these types of dried fruits daily, according to experts, could thus increase memory, decrease aging, reduce inflammation in the body and improve people’s cognitive abilities.

This would be due to the presence of essential acids and antioxidants contained in these precious foods, also used to strengthen the immune system, increase metabolism and maintain heart health.

“This study provides significant positive results demonstrating that dried fruits are good for the brain as well as for the rest of the body,” said Professor Berk, the study’s lead researcher published in the FASEB Journal .

So remember to put the dried fruit more often in our diet, it’s a good idea to use them as a healthy snack in the middle of the morning or in the afternoon. Of course, it would be good to choose the most natural variants possible, such as pistachios and peanuts without salt, sugar or other ingredients.

During the Christmas season, it is easy for us to remember these foods but they should be consumed, in moderation, of course, throughout the year.

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