Thursday, March 10, 2011

Blueberries Improve Memory, Slow Aging and Much More

Blueberries ( are one of the richest sources of antioxidants, the natural substances that fight damage caused by free radicals. In addition to helping prevent memory loss (, these versatile and delicious berries have been shown to be effective in fighting chronic degenerative diseases, including cardiovascular disease (, cancer (, high blood pressure ([url ][/url]), diabetes (, muscular degeneration (, Parkinson's ( and Alzheimer's (

The flavonoids contained in blueberries are thought to be responsible for these effects. Although it is not clear as to how flavonoids affect the brain, it has been shown that they are absorbed in the blood stream, crossing the blood/brain barrier. This enables them to influence regions involving memory and motor function. The researchers explained that it is thought to enhance neural connections, thereby improving cellular communication and stimulating neural regeneration. Read more...

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