The link between nuts and memory

A recent study finds that age is known as the strongest risk factor for cognitive decline, eating a handful of nuts every day can improve mental health and memory skills by up to 60 percent. The findings showed that consuming nuts for a long period of time could be the key to better cognitive health, including improved thinking, reasoning, and memory in older people. Lead researchers from the University of South Australia stated that by eating more than 10 grams of nuts per day older people could improve their cognitive function by up to 60 percent compared to those not eating nuts effectively.

Nuts are also known to be high in healthy fats, protein, and fiber with nutritional properties that can lower cholesterol and improve cognitive health. The study, published in The Journal of Nutrition, Health, and Aging, included 4,822 Chinese adults aged 55 and above According to the World Health Organization, the number of people living with dementia globally is at 47 million.

By 2030, this is projected to rise to 75 million and by 2050, global dementia cases are estimated to almost triple. Population aging is one of the most substantial challenges of the twenty-first century. Not only are people living longer they naturally experience changes to conceptual reasoning, memory, and processing speed.