Friday, December 1, 2017

Eating Nuts Found to Dramatically Improve "Brainwave Functions" Linked to Memory, Creativity, Performance and Intelligence

(Tracey WatsonFeeling foggy? The hectic pace of modern life can often leave us feeling mentally wiped out, struggling to concentrate, creatively drained and just plain uninspired. If you’re feeling that way, we have some good news for you: A recent study conducted by researchers from the Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center, published in the FASEB Journal, has determined that eating certain nuts regularly can dramatically enhance brainwave function.

Related: Sugar and the Insane World of “Scientific” Studies -- Weaponized Food for The Modern World

Source - Natural News

by Tracey Watson, November 29th, 2017

Science Daily recently reported on the study, explaining its findings that upping your intake of six types of nuts, including pistachios and peanuts (actually a legume), stimulates the brainwave functions associated with learning, memory, creativity, healing and cognition.

Pistachios, for example, produce especially high gamma wave responses which are vital for “enhancing cognitive processing, information retention, learning, perception and rapid eye movement during sleep.”

Peanuts, on the other hand, produce higher delta responses, making them especially beneficial for increasing immune function, strengthening natural healing ability, and inducing deep, restful sleep. (Related: Research shows that seeds and nuts are “brain foods” that can also stabilize your mood.)

The 13 researchers involved in the study explored the results of regular nut intake on brainwave activity by getting volunteers to increase their consumption of pistachios, peanuts, walnuts, almonds, pecans and cashews, and then measuring the strength of their brainwave signals using Electroencephalograms (EEG). Activity was recorded from nine different regions of the scalp associated with cerebral cortical function.

Previous studies had already confirmed the beneficial effects of increased nut consumption on inflammation, aging and disease, but this was one of the first studies to focus exclusively on the benefits to brain health.

“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,” said the study’s lead investigator, Lee Berk, associate dean for research at the LLU School of Allied Health Professions.

All the nuts that formed part of the study are high in antioxidants, with walnuts containing the highest concentrations overall. Antioxidants protect the body from damage caused by free radicals, which helps prevent cancer, blood vessel disease and other conditions.

When you consider that they are the same shape as a human brain, it’s not all that surprising that walnuts provide amazing brain health benefits. These delicious nuts are especially high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for normal brain function, and which many of us are severely lacking in.

Low omega-3 levels have been linked to cognitive degeneration and depression.

An earlier Natural News article reported:

Eating a fistful of walnuts regularly then can keep the spirits up and prop up the grey cells for good measure. What is more, walnuts are known to raise melatonin levels by a whopping three times, promising relief from sleeplessness and insomnia. So if you’re tired of counting sheep at night and would appreciate a knock-out sleep instead, then consider ingesting a few walnuts as a pre-bedtime snack.

Walnuts also have excellent heart health benefits, including naturally lowering cholesterol. These nuts are also loaded with nutrients, including manganese, iron, copper, phosphorous and calcium.

Natural News further reported:

Walnuts contain more antioxidants, folic acid and vitamin E than any other nut, and specifically black walnuts have the highest content (among nuts) of an amino acid called argenine which is essential for cell division and protein synthesis.

So, whether you choose walnuts, pistachios or another delicious type of nuts, you can be sure that your body will reward your choice to incorporate more of these delicious treats in your daily diet.

Stillness in the Storm Editor's note: Did you find a spelling error or grammar mistake? Do you think this article needs a correction or update? Or do you just have some feedback? Send us an email at with the error, headline and urlThank you for reading.
Question -- What is the goal of this website? Why do we share different sources of information that sometimes conflicts or might even be considered disinformation? 
Answer -- The primary goal of Stillness in the Storm is to help all people become better truth-seekers in a real-time boots-on-the-ground fashion. This is for the purpose of learning to think critically, discovering the truth from within—not just believing things blindly because it came from an "authority" or credible source. Instead of telling you what the truth is, we share information from many sources so that you can discern it for yourself. We focus on teaching you the tools to become your own authority on the truth, gaining self-mastery, sovereignty, and freedom in the process. We want each of you to become your own leaders and masters of personal discernment, and as such, all information should be vetted, analyzed and discerned at a personal level. We also encourage you to discuss your thoughts in the comments section of this site to engage in a group discernment process. 

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." – Aristotle

The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of Stillness in the Storm, the authors who contribute to it, or those who follow it. 

View and Share our Images
Curious about Stillness in the Storm? 
See our About this blog - Contact Us page.

If it was not for the gallant support of readers, we could not devote so much energy into continuing this blog. We greatly appreciate any support you provide!

We hope you benefit from this not-for-profit site 

It takes hours of work every day to maintain, write, edit, research, illustrate and publish this blog. We have been greatly empowered by our search for the truth, and the work of other researchers. We hope our efforts 
to give back, with this website, helps others in gaining 
knowledge, liberation and empowerment.

"There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; 
not going all the way, and not starting." — Buddha

If you find our work of value, consider making a Contribution.
This website is supported by readers like you. 

[Click on Image below to Contribute]

Support Stillness in the Storm