According to the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, berries may help prevent age-related memory loss by changing the way neurons in the brain communicate,... more
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According to the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, berries may help prevent age-related memory loss by changing the way neurons in the brain communicate, preventing inflammation that contributes to loss of memory. Another study found that older adults who drank blueberry juice regularly had significant improvement on learning and memory tests.
Source: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
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I have a friend who does not like cherries, berries or, as he puts it, any foods that rhyme with "erry." After many years of hearing that line, it has become a running joke amongst our friends. The joke is on him though, but because berries are delicious and loaded with healthy antioxidants. The joke is also on him because not all berries have names that rhyme with "erry." (Speaking of which, I must remember to bring currants to his house the next time we head over there).Even though we are heading into the winter months, it is tremendously beneficial to keep berries in our diets. You can buy them now and freeze them or purchase organic frozen berries from your local supermarket. You can even purchase them in juice and powdered form. Just check the labels to make sure that they have not been heavily modified so they will still have optimal health benefits. Click through for 7 health benefits of eating berries! -By Jessica Cohen