You’ll never eat plain cereal again when you realise what blueberries do for your brain. Blueberries improve memory and learning, and delay age-related cognitive decline as is seen with Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, not to mention, they’re delicious!
Blueberries are a super food for your brain. They’re high in vitamin C, fibre, and antioxidants called flavonoids (also called polyphenols). In your brain, flavonoids interact with proteins and enzymes in ways that keep your brain younger. Scientists don’t know exactly how all of those elements interact, but blueberry flavonoids do seem to keep you smarter. People who eat a high-flavonoid diet stay sharper than people with low-flavonoid diets. Are you ready to keep your brain smart and young? Here’s how to slip more blueberries into your diet:
- Toss blueberries into a smoothie.Protect your memory and cognition by sipping a smoothie made with frozen blueberries, yoghurt, or low-fat milk.
- Enjoy a brain-boosting blueberry salad.Like most berries, blueberries are great with more than just cereal. Try them in salads too.
- Eat frozenblueberries. Fill ice cube trays with unsweetened blueberry juice and then toss them into cold fizzy water.
Sources: Realage.com, doctortipster.com