An apple a day is good for health, but if you eat a handful of berries a day it will have an incredibly positive impact on your brain, which is now scientifically proven.
Whether you’re a fan of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries or other berries – it helps you to save memory and brain health – according to a new study.
People are living longer and with longer life there are also potential health problems. Although it was determined which foods have a positive impact on health, as people get older some of the food stands out as the best for the health preservation and the preservation of a healthy brain.
Berries are first on the list because they are rich in “phytochemicals that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect on the brain,” the researchers said.
Each type has a different type of berry phytochemicals, which means that the positive effects of these fruits affect a wide range of brain functions.
In addition to preserving brain health berries have numerous other health benefits. Blueberries, for example, delay the development of breast cancer in mice, help with weight loss and protect against colitis.
Some experts believe that strawberries can help with esophageal cancer and reduce chronic inflammation, while raspberries prevent several types of cancer.
For now, scientists have only a partial picture of the possible benefits related to phytochemicals in berries. They consider that it is necessary to identify the availability of compounds in the berries and their activity in the brain.
They also note that “it is not clear whether the consumption of different berries is more useful than the consumption of just one.”
“Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry” stated that berries have its positive role in several ways – due to the large amount of antioxidants they prevent damage to brain cells caused by free radicals and can change the way information transfer between nerve cells, thus prevent inflammation that can damage nerve cells.
Considering the potential of these fruits in preserving brain health and memory and the fact that they are so delicious, why would anyone want to eat only one type? 😀