Not only do berries taste good. Their health benefits are great. The fiber in them helps you lose weight and improves cognitive processes including memory.
Blueberries are Thayer's recommendation. "Blueberries deliver anthocyanins, which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects," explains. Antioxidants fight inflammation and stress, which can cause brain aging and neurodegenerative disorders. They also boost brain cell communication."
"Studies have shown that blueberries can have a positive effect on brain function and memory, and may even improve cognition and delay cognitive decline," adds.
She says some research show that "Blueberry flavonoids can cross the blood-brain barrier and directly alter the memory and learning center. Regularly eating blueberries may prevent aging-related memory loss and improve cognitive performance." Incredible!
Luckily, blueberries are nutritious and adaptable. "They can be added to oatmeal or yogurt at breakfast, blended into a smoothie, or eaten as a snack
Thayer suggests adding blueberries to Greek yogurt, which is already healthy. Whatever way you eat them, your brain will thank you!