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, diabetes,
muscular degeneration, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
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.
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