3. Clearer cognition
A recent study published in the JAMA Internalized Medicine journal found that supplementing a Mediterranean diet with a daily dose of nuts can actually help preserve cognitive function as we age.
In the study, cognitively healthy adults with an average age of 67 were asked to supplement a Mediterranean diet with either 30 g of mixed nuts each day or else an extra liter of olive oil per week.
Upon follow-up four years later, the group who ate nuts did significantly better than the control group on tests related to memory. We can’t guarantee that improving your diet with the addition of peanuts will keep you sharper for longer, but these results suggest that it can’t hurt to try!