Study shows Blueberries, Strawberries, and Acai Berries are good for our Brain’s Health, as reported by Bill Hendrick on WebMD Health News. What’s more, blueberries, strawberries, and acai berries may help the aging brain in a crucial but previously unrecognized way, according to a study presented at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston.
Scientists say they have found evidence that compounds in the berries and maybe walnuts activate the brain’s natural “housekeeper” mechanism that cleans up and recycles toxic proteins, which have been linked to age-related mental decline and memory loss. “The good news is that natural compounds called polyphenols found in fruits, vegetables and nuts have an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect that may protect against age-associated decline,” Shibu Poulose, PhD, a scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agriculture Research Service’s Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, says in a news release.
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