60 Second Berries
There have been numerous studies over the past few years which show that consuming berries can assist with cognitive health, which is essentially our ability to think, learn, remember, and reason.
A recent study reported in the Annals of Neurology revealed that the greater intake of blueberries and strawberries are associated with slower rates of cognitive decline. Berries are high in flavonoids — naturally occurring plant pigments — especially anthocyanidins, the red and purple pigments.
The study suggests berry fruits change the way neurons in the brain communicate, preventing inflammation in the brain that can contribute to neuronal damage and improve both motor control and cognition.
All berries are a good source of fiber. So include fresh or frozen berries in your daily diet for a double dose of good health!
Dr. Thorburn is a Registered Nurse and a Doctor of Chiropractic. She also has advanced training in nutrition. Take advantage of her 46 years of experience!