Nuts are already known to help reduce the risk of hypertension, oxidation stress, and diabetes and they may exercise a protective effect against cognitive decline in older age.
A recent study published in the European Journal of Epidemiology found links between a diet rich in nuts during pregnancy improved neurodevelopment in the child.
Analysis of the results showed that the group of children whose mothers ate more nuts during the first trimester of pregnancy obtained the best results in all the tests measuring cognitive function, attention capacity, and working memory.
“The nuts we took into account in this study were walnuts, almonds, peanuts, pine nuts, and hazelnuts. We think that the beneficial effects observed might be due to the fact that the nuts provided high levels of folic acid and, in particular, essential fatty acids like omega-e and omega-6.
The weekly average of just under three 30-gram servings. This is slightly lower than the average weekly consumption recommended in the healthy eating guide published by the Spanish Society of Community Nutrition (SENC) which is between three and even servings per week.
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