Blueberries are known as “super fruit”. They canВ lower the risk of heart disease and cancer, but the last research study has shown that blueberries canВ provide protection against Alzheimer’s disease.
“Our new findings corroborate those of previous animal studies and preliminary human studies, adding further support to the notion that blueberries can have a real benefit in improving memory and cognitive function in some older adults”, said Robert Krikorian from University of Cincinnati in the US.
In these study were involvedВ 47 adults atВ 68 years orВ older, who had a risk condition for Alzheimer’s disease. They consumedВ either freeze-dried blueberry powder or placebo powder, for 16 weeks. It isВ equivalent to oneВ cup of berries per day. According to Krikorian,В “There was improvement in cognitive performance and brain function in those who had the blueberry powder compared with those who took the placebo. The blueberry group demonstrated improved memory and improved access to words and concepts”.
As well as helping to prevent Alzheimer’s, this super fruit has other health benefits:
Boost yourВ brainpower
Blueberry juice can help toВ improve memory and concentration inВ primary school-age children.
LowerВ high blood pressure
Daily consumption ofВ blueberries can helpВ to relax the walls of the blood vessels. This willВ reduce the risk for hardening of the arteries, which can increase the risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke.
This fruit hasВ high fiber content which is good for yourВ digestive system. Also, they areВ rich source of polyphenols (micronutrients) that have the ability to positively affect the intestinal environment.
Prevent hair from greying
Blueberries are rich of Vitamin B12В which is one of theВ major contributing factors to hair greying prematurely.