A recent medical study indicated that regular and consistent consumption of nuts – especially, pistachios and peanuts can strengthen the brainwave frequencies that are linked with better memory, cognition and healing power.

If you like to snack around and munch around all day, consider replacing your snacks with nuts like pistachios and peanuts for two very good reasons. Okay three. First, it is an everyone-knows-it fact that nuts are heathy for our bodies, they are packed with nutrients, vitamins, good fat and all those good stuff. Second, a recent study conducted by researchers of Loma Linda University Health said regularly eating nuts and legumes, which include peanuts, strengthens brainwaves associated with healing, learning, and memory. So it is good for your brain! And third, that those are freaking delicious to be munched all day, anyway.

But which is the best nut to be consumed? Here’s the answer. In the study conducted at Linda University, researchers explored the effects of regular consumption of six nut varieties — almonds, cashews, peanuts, pecans, pistachios and walnuts — on brainwave activity. Electroencephalograms (EEG) were performed on the participants who ate the nuts to measure the strength of brainwave signals. So the results of EEG indicated that peanuts produced the highest delta wave response, which is associated with the body’s immune response, natural healing, and deep sleep. Whereas pistachios produced the greatest gamma wave response, which is critical for enhancing cognitive processing, information retention, learning, perception and rapid eye movement during sleep.

This study proves that nuts are as good for your brain, as they are for the rest of your body. And while all nuts were beneficial for the body and each one of them have some unique benefit – peanuts and pistachios were the ones that boosted brain. Walnuts are best for anti-aging benefits and almonds for physique related boosters. So you know which nut is good for what, pick yours wisely and to get brainer, just go nuts (pun intended).