Research evidence suggest that eating blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and other berries (excluding cranberries) may help prevent age-related memory loss and has beneficial effects on the brain, according to an article in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
In the report, Dr. Barbara Shukitt-Hale and Marshall G. Miller explained that eating berries can benefit the aging brain. To analyze the data about berries, they reviewed cellular, animal and humans for the experiment.
The scientists concluded that berries help the brain stay healthy in many ways. Berries is made up of several essential antioxidants that fight free radicals and protect from harmful damage. The two researchers also reported that:
“Berry fruits change the way neurons in the brain communicate. These changes in signaling can prevent inflammation in the brain that contribute to neuronal damage and improve both motor control and cognition.”
The researchers suggest that more data will prove whether these benefits are a result of individual compounds shared between all berries individually or if it is unique combination of eating all the berries together.