Blueberries Improve Brain Function in Older People
Certain berries, like blueberries, are rich in flavonoids, compounds with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. New Research, published in Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, demonstrated this in a study where older people where given a concentrated blueberry juice. The results showed that daily consumption improved cognitive function, blood flow to the brain and brain activation while carrying out cognitive tests. Participants drank the juice for twelve weeks, and their results were compared with a placebo group, but excluded those who consumed high levels of fruits and vegetables. This is more evidence for the need of including flavonoid-rich foods in the diet.
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