Your diet has a big influence on many areas of your life. They may have an impact on how energetic you feel, how quickly your body ages, how your skin appears and feels, and more. They can also have an impact on your brain’s performance in the short term as well as over time.
Certain meals may aid your brain’s performance, while others might be detrimental to it. In fact, dietary choices have the potential to affect one’s chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease. According to a new study, walnut oil may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers investigated the effects of walnut oil on the functionality of mitochondria, the cell’s main source of energy, and other processes in a cellular model. They discovered that the extract reduced the formation of particular beta-amyloids, which cause brain plaques linked with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a molecule that aids in cell energy generation.
The researchers found that walnut oil is a “promising therapy” in preventing and treating the condition, but further study is needed.
“Walnuts are an essential part of the Mediterranean Diet, which was demonstrated to help prevent Alzheimer’s,” according to the study. “In clinical trials, walnuts were found to improve mental function in the elderly.”
According to the researchers, walnuts contain α-linolenic acid (ALA), which is necessary for the synthesis of two omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These nuts may have antioxidant properties.
“Walnuts have the greatest content of ALA of all nuts,” they point out. “Additionally, this [walnut] extract contains low levels of lipophilic vitamin E, a potent antioxidant.”
Walnuts have been linked to a number of additional advantages, including helping you sleep, increasing your heart health, and protecting you from liver damage.
Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative illness characterized by memory loss, confusion, and other cognitive functions that begin to fail, eventually interfering with one’s daily activities. In 2018, the researchers at the CDC found that Alzheimer’s disease afflicted 5 million people in the United States (1.6 percent of the population) in 2014.