Increased berry consumption improves cognitive function

You’ve been hearing for some time about the health benefits of blueberries, how they can help preserve memory. Well, a recent study told us how much you have to eat and how it might work on your mind.

Bloomberg News reports that according to the study that appeared in the Annals of Neurology, senior women ages 70 and over “who ate one or more servings of blueberries or two or more servings of strawberries a week over two decades had minds that, based on memory tests, were 2.5 years younger than those who ate little to no berries.”

“The findings don’t confirm that eating berries can prevent dementia associated with aging, or slow down Alzheimer’s, but they suggest that the fruits may play a part in keeping brains healthy,” the Time “Healthland” blog points out.

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