berries may activate the brain's natural
housekeeping mechanism against mental decline.
Scientists have found that eating blueberries,
strawberries, and acai berries may help the aging
brain stay healthy in a study presented at the 240th
National Meeting of the American Chemical Society
(ACS). The research concluded that the polyphenolics
in berries activate and restores the brain's natural
"housekeeper" mechanism, which cleans up and
recycles toxic proteins linked to age-related memory
loss and other mental decline. Previously, research
has found that one cause in aging is a gradual
deterioration of the body's ability to protect
itself against inflammation and oxidative damage,
leading to degenerative brain diseases, heart
disease, cancer, and other age-related disorders.
Although berries and walnuts are rich sources, many
other fruits and Vegetables also contain
polyphenolics- especially those with deep red,
orange, or blue colors. So one more good reason to
pile them onto your plate!