Thursday, June 13, 2013

Berries, Another Way To Keep Brain Function

A study published in the Annals of Neurology found that the regular consumption of blueberries and strawberries appeared to delay cognitive aging such as thinking, remembering and reasoning by up to 2.5 years.
It appears that it is the flavonoid anthocyanin's in the berries that helps protect the body’s cells from damage and reduce inflammation.
The researchers used the data from the U.S. Nurses’ Health Study, which began in 1980 and collected dietary information every fours years on 16,000 female volunteers. The nurses that had the best benefit had the highest intake of berries, which was more than a ½ a cup once a week.
I suggest 1/2 cup per day!

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