Eat strawberries to keep brain young
03 April 2014 | Health
A trial is under way to test whether giving people over 60 a daily dose of strawberries can slow the effects of ageing on the brain.
A previous study at Harvard University showed that women with the highest intake of strawberries and blueberries had a slower mental decline - by an average of two-and-a-half years - compared with those whose berry intake was low.
In the new trial, run by the United Stateâ€™s governmentâ€™s Human Nutrition Research Centre on Ageing, men and women will have 12 grams of freeze-dried strawberries mixed with water, daily, for three months, or a placebo preparation. They will then undergo tests of mental ability, memory, gait and balance.
Strawberries contain antioxidants, which have an anti-inflammatory effect - inflammation is thought to play a major role in mental decline.
LONDON DAILY MAIL