Want to keep your brain healthy and working well for years to come? If so, you should start eating more fruit! Studies have shown that fruits like blueberries can protect your brain from age-related damage. So, eat them and enjoy their benefits!
Red fruits protect your brain from neurodegenerative diseases.
The latest research indicates that the consumption of red fruits is booming in France. Fortunately, the French have begun to appreciate these berries rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber. In this article, we will tell you why the consumption of red fruits should be abundant in your daily life.
Berries are a real source of flavonoids, a diverse group of phytonutrients (plant chemicals) found in almost all fruits and vegetables. Together with carotenoids, they help to make the colors of fruits and vegetables more vivid.
Flavanols, a type of flavonoid, are present in berries. This gives them antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects that reduce and repair cell damage. Anthocyanins found in red, blue, and purple berries can cross the blood-brain barrier to protect brain cells from aging and diseases such as cancer. Some recent studies conducted on humans show promising results. However, more research needs to be done.
Red fruits improve memory.
According to a study of young and old adult participants who consumed blueberries, blood flow increased to key areas of the brain, improving memory and attention to required tasks.
Other tests carried out with elderly people eating strawberries and blueberries for a few months revealed better memory compared to participants in a placebo group. Other studies conducted on children drinking berry-based smoothies have shown improved memory tests compared to children drinking berry-free smoothies.
The aging process decreases with the consumption of berries.
Improving brain function can help combat the natural decline that occurs during the aging process. The increase in the number of new neurons in the brain as a result of consuming berries could be one of the reasons for the slowing down of the aging process.
Recent clinical research has shown that berries can prevent age-related neurodegenerative diseases and improve movement and brain function. The berries may also alter pathways involved in inflammation, cell survival, nerve cell transmission, and the nerve cell’s ability to be flexible.
The neuroprotective effects of berries on neurodegenerative diseases are linked to phytochemicals such as anthocyanin, catechin and quercetin. Further human studies are needed to replicate the results that have been published.
Red fruits can prevent dementia.
Vascular dementia is caused by blockage of arteries and veins, which slows blood flow to the brain. Consuming more fruits and vegetables, especially berries, seems to protect the brain. The compounds present in the berries not only protect the brain from oxidative stress, but also oppose advanced glycation end products.
Called AGEs, these end products have been linked to other age-related changes, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of neurodegenerative disease. A general expression to designate a series of conditions that primarily impact the neurons of the human brain. These form the basis of the nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord.
In principle, they can neither reproduce nor replace themselves. So much so that their destruction or death is impossible for the organism. Examples of neurodegenerative pathologies include Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and Huntington’s disease.
Red fruits help regulate your mood.
Multiple studies demonstrate the benefits of berries. These include protection against the negative effects of a high-fat diet, the ability to improve a person’s mood and reduce the risk of depression. Most of the controlled human trials have been on blueberries. But other berries, like raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries, also contain many bioactive compounds that improve brain function.
By eating berries regularly along with other fruits and vegetables, you ensure that the protective compounds in the berries find their way into your bloodstream. Which helps boost brain anatomy at any age. Take small steps to add berries to your breakfast cereal. Include berries in a breakfast smoothie. Or add berries to a salad, main course or dessert at dinner. Berries are a healthy addition to a regular diet.
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