New research indicates blueberries, strawberries and acai berries may activate the brain’s natural “housekeeper” mechanism and help rid the body of toxins linked to age-related memory loss and other types of mental decline.
The research was done at the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging in Boston. The results suggest that “natural compounds called polyphenolics found in fruits, vegetables and nuts have an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect that may protect against age-associated decline,” said researcher Shibu Poulose, Ph.D.
Walnuts were also indicated in the research to have similar anti-aging effects. So add a handful of berries to your daily juice combos and replace packaged processed snacks with a handful of walnuts.