Walnuts against Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia

Орехите помагат срещу Алцхаймер и деменция. Снимка: www.sxc.hu.Walnuts can be very helpful as prevention against dementia, Sais Daily Express referring to the results from a study made by American experts, BTA announced.

Researchers from New York University have found experimentally with mice that rodents on a walnut diet preserved their mental capacity. With animals that were not fed with this type of nuts, specialists observed loss of cognition, memory and physical and emotional control.

“Walnuts have a favorable effect on minimization of risks from Alzheimer’s disease, postpone incidence and slow down disease development, “said Dr. Abha Chauhan from the research team. Experts have discovered that vitamin E and flavonoids contained in walnuts contribute to the destruction of free radicals that cause dementia.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most widely occurring form of dementia and it affects approx 35 million of people globally, reminds actualno.com. Despite decades of continued studies, no cure has been invented for it. Medicines just slow down disease evolution, however patients gradually lose memory, orientation capacity and how to care about one, remind specialists.

Previous studies have proven that favorable effects against Alzheimer’s disease have been observed with tea, coffee, apple juice, red wine, curry, cod-liver oil and training.

Other health benefits

Anti-inflammatory nutrients in walnuts can have a special role for strong bones. Walnuts have also demonstrated good performance in research as a desirable food for weight loss and reduction of obesity due to omega-3 fatty acids, phytonutrients, including tannins, phenolic acids and flavonoids, quinones and other inflammatory phytonutrients. There are an increasing number of studies that have demonstrated potential benefits of walnuts in the sphere of memory and thinking. A final fascinating fact about walnuts and their potential health benefits is associated with melatonin (MLT). MLT is crucial in the regulation of sleep, daily rhythms, light-dark correction, and other processes. The average amount of melatonin (MLT) in the content of walnuts is approximately 3.6 nanograms (ng) per gram.