Yesterday we wrote about nuts, and how feeding them to your children when they’re above 6 months of age can help them avoid lifelong allergies to nuts. Making sure they avoid nut allergies is pretty important, especially after new research found that including nuts within our diets could be key to better long-term cognitive health.

Specifically, the researchers found that eating more than 10 grams of nuts a day was positively associated with better mental functioning, including improved thinking, reasoning, and memory. According to the study, people eating nuts could rev up their cognitive function by up to 60 percent compared to those not eating nuts. In other words, ‘going nuts’ may actually have a reverse meaning than what conventional thought usually holds.