Sunday, 24 January 2010

Drink a Pint of Blueberry Juice a Day to Improve Memory

Tests have shown that drinking a pint of blueberry juice a day could help to stave off memory loss.

A study on pensioners showed that after twelve weeks of drinking daily blueberry juice they fared up to 40% better on memory tests.  They were also 33% better at memorising lists and did better than pensioners who were drinking grape juice.  Researchers at the University of Cincinnati put the improvements down to compounds found in the blueberry called anthocyanins.  Anthocyanins are responsible for the deep, bluey-purple colour of the fruit and always help to protect against other conditions such as cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's and diabetes.

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