In a study by researchers from Loma Linda University Health, it was determined that “eating nuts on a regular basis strengthens brainwave frequencies associated with cognition, healing, learning, memory and other key brain functions.” The researchers tested six nut varieties, including almonds, cashews, peanuts, pecans, pistachios and walnuts, and determined that “some nuts stimulated [particular] brain frequencies more than others.” Pistachios, for example were determined to “produced the greatest gamma wave response”, a critical component for “enhancing cognitive processing, information retention, learning, perception and rapid eye movement during sleep.” Peanuts, also included in the study, were determined to produce “the
highest delta response.” Delta responses are “associated with healthy immunity, natural healing, and deep sleep.” The study concluded by affirming, “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."
Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center. "Consuming nuts strengthens brainwave function: Researchers find that nuts benefit the brain by enhancing cognition,
memory, recall and rest." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 15 November 2017. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171115091809.htm