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Blueberries and Brain Health (The Superfruit for Your Brain)

by Kelley Herring on December 6, 2012

Enjoying a basket of blueberries just may help to boost your memory thanks to potent antioxidants called anthocyanins.

Blueberries and Brain Health: Little Berries Offer BIG Protection

In a recent study published in the Journal of Science of Food and Agriculture, researchers discovered that anthocyanin extracts helped combat oxidative stress and DNA damage, two processes that contribute to Alzheimer’s disease, aging and cancer.

Another recent study conducted at the National Institute of Aging found that diets including spinach, strawberries or blueberries, (which are nutritional sources of antioxidants) reverse age-related declines.

Getting More Blueberries in Your Diet

Don’t save blueberries for a special occasion. Stock up on the frozen organic variety of these brain boosters. They’re easy on the wallet and available year-round. Mix blueberries into smoothies, serve with yogurt or homemade ice cream, or add to salads.

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About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

Kelley Herring – who has written posts on Healing Gourmet.

Bickford PC, Gould T, Briederick L, Chadman K, Pollock A, Young D, Shukitt-Hale B, Joseph J Antioxidant-rich diets improve cerebellar physiology and motor learning in aged rats Brain Res 2000 Jun 2;866(1-2):211. Ghosh, D., McGhie, T. K., Zhang, J., Adaim, A., Skinner, M.,Effects of anthocyanins and other phenolics of boysenberry and blackcurrant as inhibitors of oxidative stress and damage to cellular DNA in SH-SY5Y and HL-60 cells. Journal of Science of Food and Agriculture 2006 January

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