Can a Cup of Cranberries a Day Keep Dementia at Bay?
May 25, 2022 – Healthy older adults who regularly eat cranberries may see better memory and brain function, plus lower cholesterol at the same time, according to a new study. The study, published last week in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition, found that people ages 50 to 80 who ate the equivalent of a cup of fresh cranberries a day for 12 weeks saw significant improvement in their memory of everyday events.
At the same time, the people in the study saw greater flow of oxygen and glucose to important parts of the brain that support memory. The findings are "very encouraging," says lead researcher David Vauzour, PhD, especially since the cranberry "intervention" only lasted 12 weeks and yet was able to generate significant improvements in both memory and brain function.
But he cautions that the study only included healthy older people.
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- Breakfast: 8 ounces each fresh lemon, ginger, and beet juice, plus 1/4 cup sweetened, dried cranberries.
- Lunch: smoothie of 1 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup tofu, 1/2 cup spinach, 1/4 cup berries, 1/2 apple, and 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds.