Dr. Malysheva: seeds improve neural connections in the brain and strengthen memory

Elena Malysheva: eating sunflower seeds is very useful for improving the functioning of the brain.

Dr. Malysheva drew attention to the significant benefits of sunflower seeds for the condition of the central nervous system . The doctor and TV presenter stated that the seeds can be considered “food for the brain” – thanks to their consumption, the formation of neural connections in the brain improves. The abundance of such connections between brain cells contributes to their more intense interaction, improving the quality of thought processes and memory function.

“This product contains a lot of vitamin B1, which helps the formation of neural connections. For the brain, seeds are food in the literal sense of the word: their consumption ensures connections between nerve cells, and connections are memory, our ability to learn,” explained Elena Malysheva.
Her colleague, immunologist Andrei Prodeus added that vitamin B1 (thiamine) is the main vitamin responsible for the height of human intelligence. With the participation of vitamin B1, acetylcholine is formed, which allows one cell to communicate with others. Being a rich source of thiamine, sunflower seeds effectively provide support for brain activity.

Doctors called it a misconception that sunflower seeds can cause inflammation of appendicitis. They advised eating high-quality large seeds without foreign odors and storing them in the refrigerator.

It should be remembered that seeds purchased in the store often contain salt and additional seasonings. The use of such a product can negatively affect the condition of vascular tissue, and ultimately, the health of the heart. Sunflower seeds without salt can give the body (in addition to vitamin B1) vitamin E, magnesium, protein, polyunsaturated fats, which reduce the level of bad cholesterol (LDL) and along with this the risks of hypertension, heart attack and stroke.

Previously MedikForum portal .ru wrote that both excess and lack of fat have a negative impact on health.

Important! Information provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Elena Malysheva Elena Malysheva Healthy lifestyle physician, cardiologist, Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor, presenter of health programs