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Does eating nuts help your brains? A Harvard University study recently found that eating nuts was strongly correlated with longevity. In the study of over 100,000 people, the researchers found that people who ate nuts daily had a 20% lower death rate compared to people who didn’t eat nuts.

However, there is great variation in the health benefits to be found in different types of nuts, especially from a brain health perspective.


Walnuts are the top nut for brain health. They have a significantly high concentration of DHA, a type of Omega-3 fatty acid. Among other things, DHA has been shown to protect brain health in newborns, improve cognitive performance in adults, and prevent age-related cognitive decline. One study even shows that mothers who get enough DHA have smarter children. Just a quarter cup of walnuts provides nearly 100% of the recommended daily intake of DHA. You can order here.


Almonds are a source of vitamin E available, and vitamin E intake is generally associated with less age-related cognitive decline. In one study, participants who received vitamin E improved statistically and clinically in some memory and verbal measures, while participants who received a placebo did not. 1/4 cup of almonds or hazelnuts packs in nearly 50% of the RDA for vitamin E. You can order here.

Roastwell mixed nuts contain air-roasted Almonds and raw Walnuts. Click here for product information:

Mixed Nuts, Unsalted
Mixed Nuts, Himalayan Salted

Mixed Berries and Nuts, Unsalted
Mixed Berries and Nuts, Himalayan Salted

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