09 Mar '12, 12pm

Berries Keep the Brain Young, New Study Reports

Berries Keep the Brain Young, New Study Reports

A new article published in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry shows strong scientific evidence that eating blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and other berries can benefit the aging brain. Berries have been the darlings of the superfood set ever since the antioxidant craze began. However, it's the more exotic fruits, like acai and goji berries, that have garnered the most attention. Since acai and goji berries aren't grown locally for many of us, it's great news that the rest of the berry family offers their superpowers as well. In the review, Barbara Shukitt-Hale, Ph.D., and Marshall G. Miller explain that continuing research confirms that eating berries has salubrious effects on the brain and may help prevent age-related memory loss and other changes such as attention span, executive function, reasoning, spatial orientation, a...

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