Boost your gray matter with this blue fruit
We all forget life's little details from time to time.
As we age, however, these lapses in memory and focus can become a bit more troublesome.
But British researchers have found that you can help keep your mind and memory sharp by making a delicious addition to your diet that's small… but mighty.
According to a new study, you can improve your brain function and memory by eating blueberries!
In the study, healthy seniors drank either concentrated blueberry juice (the equivalent of 8 ounces of fresh blueberries) or a placebo every day for three months.
Based on their performance on cognitive tests at the end of the study, blueberry juice drinkers showed improvements in brain activity, brain function, and working memory – while the placebo group didn't improve significantly.
This could be because, as MRI brain scans showed, blood flow to the brain significantly increased after the blueberry boost.
If you’ve been reading my eTips (and my monthly Nutrition & Healing newsletter) for a while now, you know that our bodies NEED that blood to FLOW!
Now, I should note that all participants in the study -- both the blueberry and placebo groups – had already been eating more than five fruits and vegetables each day as part of their normal diets.
But there was something about blueberries in particular. So, if you're struggling with memory and focus, try adding blueberries into your daily meals.
Pile blueberries into a bowl of Paleo (no-grain) granola at breakfast, toss them into a spinach salad at lunch, grab a handful with nuts as a snack, or top them with some Greek yogurt for dessert.
You can also drink your blueberries! Blueberry juice has become widely available, though you’ll want to make sure there’s no added sugar. You may want to opt instead for blueberry powder or blueberry juice concentrate – like what was used in the new study – which are available at your local health food store.
The only possible side effect? A blue tongue!
To Your Health,
Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld, M.D.
P.S. Studies have also shown that eating plenty of fruits and veggies can boost your brain volume – and if there’s one thing you don’t want to shrink as you get older, it’s your brain.
I’ve found something else that can help put the brakes on that shrinkage – and I’ve included it in my latest breakthrough formula, NeuroBrin.
We’ve hardly been able to keep up with the demand for it, but I’ve saved a few bottles just for you. Claim them right here.