Almonds and brain functionality

M. M. Essa*, S. Subash, S. Parvathy, A. Meera, G. J. Guillemin, M. A. Memon, T. Manivasagam

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    Abstract

    Neurodegenerative disorders and cognitive disabilities are currently the major human health issues. Though major therapies are being introduced in this field of medical science, still a complete cure without side effects is yet to be achieved. In this situation, as an alternative solution, considering the health benefits of natural plant sources is gaining importance. Almond nut, rich in unsaturated fatty acids, fiber, tocopherols, and minerals, is a good health supplement albeit being rich energy source. The unique constituents of almonds are highly beneficial for improved brain health. This review discusses the role of almonds in brain development and memory and the potential of this nut in alleviating the risk of many brain illnesses.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFood and Brain Health
    EditorsM. M. Essa, Mushtaq A. Memon, Mohammed Akbar
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherNova Science Publishers
    Pages75-84
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9781631177385
    ISBN (Print)9781631177347
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    Essa, M. M., Subash, S., Parvathy, S., Meera, A., Guillemin, G. J., Memon, M. A., & Manivasagam, T. (2014). Almonds and brain functionality. In M. M. Essa, M. A. Memon, & M. Akbar (Eds.), Food and Brain Health (pp. 75-84). New York: Nova Science Publishers.