It would be great if there was some ingredient that you could add to an everyday diet that might help your brain, including helping you to remember where you parked your car. Consider wild blueberries. A research team at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University found that blueberries may help improve motor skills and reverse short-term memory loss.
Much scientific research exists on wild blueberries’ cognitive benefits. In one study, the cognitive function of adults 76 years old (on average) on a diet of blueberries was tested. Participants consumed between two and two-and-a-half cups of blueberry juice – the equivalent of almost two pounds of blueberries – per day. After 12 weeks, participants’ test scores improved on two different tests of cognitive function, including memory.
These results are encouraging, and may suggest that:
- Blueberries benefit memory improvement
- Blueberries may help slow the onset of other age-related cognitive problems
Antioxidants to the rescue
Research shows that blueberries’ abundant antioxidants may be responsible for this cognitive protection. These antioxidants help protect nerve cells, which send information through the body via balanced oxygen metabolism, from oxygen damage and stress. This helps maintain smoothly working nerve cells and, therefore, cognitive function.
A farm-to-finish lifestyle product for cognitive health
Fruit d’Or’s whole fruit Blue Naturelle Organic Blueberry Powder and whole fruit Blue d’Or Conventional Wild Blueberry Powders contain the nutritional components of wild blueberries in an easy-to-consume form. They are standardized for anthocyanins, 100% whole fruit powders, non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free and kosher ingredients. They are specifically designed for supplements, nutrition bars and beverages.
In addition to supporting cognitive health, the powders contain nutrients that may help other areas of the body. These include:
- Iron, phosphorous, calcium, manganese, zinc and vitamin K for building and maintaining bone structure and strength
- A high amount of fiber, which may help constipation, promote regularity for a healthy digestive tract, weight loss, weight management and satiety
- Vitamin C, an essential antioxidant that helps protect skin from sun damage
Consuming enough blueberries to make between two and two-and-a-half cups of blueberries per day can be hard to maintain. Fruit d’Or makes it easy with its clean, farm-to-finish, low-bush whole-fruit wild blueberry powders. These ingredients are ideal for adding the cognitive benefits of blueberries into an everyday diet.