Walnut and TCM

{ 9 september, 2013 }

In Chinese tradition, stemming from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), walnut is known as a food that is good for the brain. Its shape resembles that of our brain, hence it is often said that “like-shaped food nourishes like-shaped organ”.

Modern research have reinforced this ancient Chinese knowledge by the discovery that walnut contains a high proportion of omega-3 fatty acid, essential minerals and vitamins, and is abundant in antioxidants, which are all beneficial for various different brain functions. Its omega-3 content is even higher than deep-sea fishes. Research on walnut also found that several parameters related to brain aging were reversed and performance on tasks that require behavioural skills improved after consumption of walnuts.

Bron: Heritage TCM Clinic

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