Walnuts have long been considered good for the brain. They are rich with brain-boosting omega-3 fatty acids, which also have positive effects on mood. Like many antidepressants, walnuts work to boost the brain’s serotonin levels. The healthy oil also works at lowering cholesterol.
Walnuts are a delicious addition to savory dishes like salads, oatmeal, and stuffing. Try not to eat too many, however, as walnuts are high in calories. Try to limit your serving to 1 ounce or 14 walnut halves.
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