06 Apr '12, 11am

Berry good news: Snacking on these fruits may prevent cognitive decline. #PunnersWorld

Berry good news: Snacking on these fruits may prevent cognitive decline. #PunnersWorld

By Scott Douglas Berries are already pegged as a good food for older folks, thanks to their high amounts of antioxidants. Researchers at Tufts University are now touting another reason to eat them: Berries, they say, can help fight declines in brain function often associated with age. Writing in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry , the Tufts scientists say that phytochemicals in berries positively affect how neurons in the brain communicate. In turn, these changes help to prevent cognitive decline and loss of motor skills, resulting in sharper, more spritely seniors. The researchers don't discriminate among berries, so whatever kind you like, be sure to keep eating them, this research suggests.

Full article: http://news.runnersworld.com/2012/04/05/berries-good-for-...

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