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Berries Drive Brain Health, Keep Aging at Bay

In an analysis of data on berry intake, mental decline has been slower for women over age 70 who regularly consumed strawberries or blueberries. These findings aren't alone in vouching for berries' longevity-promoting and cognition boosting properties, as previous studies reflect similar therapeutic actions. Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, cranberries and the world's other berry varieties are widely celebrated for their brain benefits. This is in large part thanks to their anthocyanins, flavonoid compounds that give the fruits their distinct colors and are capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier to act on areas of the brain linked to memory and cognition. Read more...

 

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