Tammy Roberts, MS, RD, LD, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, Bates County, University of Missouri Extension
It’s no secret that berries are a healthy choice. They may become even more appealing as new research indicates that eating berries could stave off the cognitive decline and memory loss that comes with aging.
Data from the long-running Nurses’ Health Study shows that the women who ate blueberries and/or strawberries delayed memory decline (from aging) up to 2½ years compared to those who did not eat berries. The participants gained this benefit from consuming just two or more servings of blueberries and strawberries per week.
Even if you are not worried about memory loss, berries still pack a healthful punch for just a few calories. And June is the season for berries…
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