Can Berries Slow Memory Loss?

According to a study of more than 16,000 women. Yes. Berries can slow memory loss.

Researchers have been keeping tabs on the women’s diets since 1980. Between 1995 and 2001, researchers also measured the mental function of women who were over 70 and had not had a stroke.

Mental functioning was measured during three telephone interviews that were spaced about two years apart. In the interviews, researchers asked the women to recall details from a paragraph they’d just heard, for example, or to remember the order of words or numbers in a list.

When researchers compared women who ate the most blueberries and strawberries to those who ate the fewest, they found that those who ate the most had a slower rate of developing memory problems. The difference was equal to about two-and-a-half years of aging.

What may be even better news is that the biggest berry eaters in the study weren’t eating mounds of them every day. On average, they were eating a single half-cup serving of blueberries or two half-cup servings of strawberries each week.

So, add a few berries to your diet. If you’re worried about the expense, you can buy frozen berries since they provide the same health benefits.

source: Berries May Slow Memory Loss | WebMD
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