January 27, 2006
Blueberries: Keep the mind sharp
When researchers at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University analyzed 40 fruits and vegetables for their disease-fighting antioxidant activity, blueberries came out on top. And not just by a little—the study showed that the benefits of eating one serving of wild blueberries are equivalent to those of eating two to three servings of some other fruits and vegetables, including apples, broccoli, and even spinach. Studies published in the past year also show that eating plenty of blueberries may help lessen brain damage from strokes and may reduce the effects of Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Blueberries really show promise in helping us with our mental acuity—keeping our brain sharp. The antioxidants in blueberries protect cells from damage, but now we're finding that other components in blueberries might restore cells to be more healthy. It’s recommended to eat blueberries a couple of times a week.
Posted by Lisa at January 27, 2006 8:44 AM
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