Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Almonds, Heart, and Brain, #2

What does reducing your risk of heart disease have to do with brain function? A lot more than many people might think. First, your heart is responsible for circulating blood throughout the body—including to the brain—on a regular and timely basis. The blood brings oxygen, glucose, fluids, and micronutrients to the brain. The blood also removed waste products from the brain (ongoing housekeeping, if you will). Anything that interferes with the blood supply or with the quality of what it brings to the brain potentially can decrease brain function. And if you want to keep life in your years and live as many quality years as possible, it matters! Some are referring to almonds as a superfood. I eat a few raw or dry roasted almonds almost every day.

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