Scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Human
Nutrition Research Center on Aging in Boston have found out that blueberries
contain high levels of polyphenolics. Polyphenolics are special natural
compounds that have very strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
While blueberries are awesome for you to nibble right now, get this: Scientists
are discovering that they can assist in slowing down aging processes, too.
Consuming blueberries is linked to lower risks of
age-associated decline in brain function. Eating berries may activate the
brain's natural housekeeper for healthy aging—and keep ya sharp when finals
come around this year, too!
BY TINA RUGGIERO, M.S., R.D., L.D. ON 5/14/2012 3:27:00 PM
POSTED IN health, nutrition, produce, berries, ace final exams, In the News