Friday, January 22, 2010

Blueberry juice is latest memory booster

Last year researchers from the University of Cincinnati found that purple grace juice could help with memory loss and now they have found evidence that blueberry juice could do the same. The researchers studied a small group of people who were in their 70s and who had early signs of memory loss. Half the participants drank a pint of blueberry juice every day for 2-3 months while the other half drank a similar placebo. After just 12 weeks those who drank the juice were better at recalling words from a list, scored better on word association tests and were less likely to feel depressed. The results were described as a 'significant improvement.' Blueberries contain a compound of chemicals called anthocyanins which help improve the flow of information to the brain and halt the speed at which cells deteriorate with age.

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