The local pharmacy is promoting memory and mood-enhancing drugs. The easy way out, as we well know, is never the best way out. Considered the ultimate superfood, walnuts are now being served up as brain medicine for many reasons. The same shape as the human brain. A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right Hemisphere, upper Cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds are on the nut just like the neo-cortex. We now know that walnuts help develop over 3 dozen neuro-transmitters for brain function. Low omega-3 intake can be linked to depression and cognitive degeneration. They have potential health effects against cancer, aging, inflammation, and neurological diseases. Eating a fistful of walnuts regularly then can keep the spirits up and prop up the grey cells for good measure. What's more walnuts are known to raise melatonin levels by a whopping three times, promising relief from sleeplessness and insomnia. So if you're tired of counting sheep at night and would appreciate a knock-out sleep instead, then consider ingesting a few walnuts as a pre-bedtime snack.