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Blueberries can ward off memory problems


Drinking two and a half cups of blueberry juice per day acts as a memory booster and improves age-related memory problems in seniors, a new study finds.

According to the study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, daily dose of wild blueberry improves memory in the elderly at risk of dementia.

The high phytochemical content of blueberries has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, the study found.

Anthocyanins, commonly found in the fruit, increase signaling in the areas of the brain involved in memory. They help slow the memory decline process through eliminating the glucose found in the brain.

‘The findings of this preliminary study suggest that moderate-term blueberry supplementation can confer neurocognitive benefit,’ concluded lead researcher Robert Kerkorian, stressing that the juice improved the drinkers performance in learning and memory tests.

Scientists also reported the juice to be effective in reducing depressive symptoms and lowering blood glucose levels.

Source: presstv.ir

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