Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits…well foods actually, so I was thrilled to read this. You can easily add blueberries to your shake or as a treat after dinner.
Study: We also compared the memory performances of the blueberry subjects with a demographically matched sample who consumed a berry placebo beverage in a companion trial of identical design and observed comparable results for paired-associate learning. The findings of this preliminary study suggest that moderate-term blueberry supplementation can confer a neurocognitive benefit and establish a basis for more comprehensive human trials to study preventive potential and neuronal mechanisms.
Translation: Our research, although it’s a small study, shows daily consumption of wild blueberry juice improves memory in elderly patients who have early signs of memory problems after 12 weeks.
That’s easy enough to put into my morning shake. But it also points out, from my perspective, how important it is to have 5 fruits and veggies a day and I support variety. The more we study the natural properties we learn how great they are.