Researchers from the University of Illinois came to the conclusion that olive oil, nuts and avocados significantly increase intelligence, writes med2.ru.
These products, scientists say rich in monounsaturated fatty acids. The research also showed that intelligence was associated with the dorsal attention system, which is important for performing tasks that require attention, and everyday Affairs. In particular, the General level of intelligence was determined by how effectively the described network was functionally organized. And monounsaturated fatty acids played here not last role. These acids were in close contact with the dorsal attention system and how the system works optimally, says Aaron Barbie of the University of Illinois.
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The study of the diet of the volunteers and their level of intelligence showed that people with high levels of monounsaturated fatty acids in the blood had a more ordered structure in the dorsal attention system. This means that monounsaturated fatty acids can exert a real influence on cognitive abilities.