Which fruit assists with age-related deficits in memory and motor functions?
Correct Answer: Blueberry
The older adult population is experiencing an increasing prevalence of dementia. Preventive approaches are essential to address this public health problem in the absence of effective therapy. Blueberries contain anthocyanins which are associated with increased neuronal signaling in brain centers memory functions as well as increased glucose control, benefits that would be expected to decrease neurodegeneration. Many studies have been conducted proving improved learning skills and word list recall tasks. A list of benefits from blueberries:
Maintaining healthy bones
Lowering blood pressure
Protecting against heart disease
Improving mental health
Healthy digestion and weight loss