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Blessed Blueberries May Improve Memory


Blessed Blueberries May Improve Memory


Good news for blueberry fans!

Scientists now claim that eating more blueberries (or drinking blueberry juice) may help to preserve memory, particularly in older adults. A recent study, conducted at the University of Cincinnati and published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, reported the results.

Blueberries contain antioxidants, making the tiny fruit a big contributor to overall health. Blueberries have been shown to prevent cancer, aid in weight reduction and minimize risks of Type 1 Diabetes.

With 84 calories, a single cup of fresh blueberries (vaccinium) offers 24 percent of the average person’s daily Vitamin C requirements. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Center tagged the humble, but tasty, blueberry as the number-one source of antioxidants, outranking some 40 other fruits and vegetables.

Perhaps blueberries don’t make us blue, after all, despite the comical claims of Veggie Tales’ Madame Blueberry:

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