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Berry Rich Diet Provides Brain Benefits

Posted: 10/25/2006

Posted Oct 25, 2006

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Strawberries are the key to optimum brain power, say researchers. Professor Bernard Rabin, a neuroscientist at the University of Maryland, found that the fruit boosts brain function in animals. Reporting in the journal Nature, Rabin suggests a strawberry-rich diet is beneficial to humans, too.

At Tufts University in Boston, scientists found that blueberries are the ultimate brain food because of their rich antioxidants. Elderly rats fed the human equivalent of a handful of blueberries daily improved in coordination and concentration, a study published in The Journal of Neuroscience reported.

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Date: Oct 24, 2006