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.