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berries Those of us who eat berries like strawberries, blackberries or blueberries (fresh or frozen) on a regular basis should not worry about their mental abilities and memory, even in the old age. The scientists say that the compounds which can be found in these types of berries can help in keeping our brain healthy and young, as well as supporting its essential functions and processes as we  age.

berriesThe scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging in Boston have found out that the above mentioned berries contain high levels of polyphenolics, special natural compounds which have very strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and can assist in slowing down aging processes. Consuming these berries is linked to lower risks of age-associated decline in brain function.

One of the authors of the study, Shibu Poulose, Ph.D., says that this is the first research that have found links between regular consumption of berries and maintaining proper brain functions. The scientists discovered that polyphenolics help the cells called microglia in toxin removal: in particular, cleaning the proteins which cause memory loss and other age-related mental problems.

In aging, microglia fail to do their work, and debris builds up. In addition, the microglia become over-activated and actually begin to damage healthy cells in the brain,” Poulose comments. Therefore, consuming berries, as well as some fruits with deep color pigments can  help in achieving the above stated effects. The findings of this research were recently presented at the American Chemical Society meeting.

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  4. GeraNo Gravatar Says:

    As a berry lover this big news are ideal. Now even more I want them :)

    Cheers,

    Gera

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