If I were stranded on an island and could only have one food it would definitely be blueberries. These amazing super berries not only taste delicious but are perhaps the best food for boosting memory. Many clinical studies have been done to prove the cultivated and wild blueberry benefits for brain health both in the young and elderly.
Blueberries are also well tolerated by most people so they are an excellent choice for recommending to your clients, especially if they have cognitive issues.
Below are two of the most intriguing studies I have seen in those regards. Each study attributes the benefits to antioxidant phytochemicals known as anthocyanins, although there are many other brain supportive nutrients in blueberries.
Blueberry Brain Health Research
There are just a few of the many studies you could find on the brain health benefits of blueberries. Simply search blueberries and brain in PubMed and you can see the other studies for yourself!
In your work as a natural health professional, including foods such as blueberries in your protocols is extremely important because they taste great (increasing compliance), are easy to use, and have significant data supporting their benefits (which also increases compliance).
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