Blueberries are full of vitamins C and E. Nutritionists suggest they blueberries are one of the richest sources of cancer fighting antioxidant called flavonoids, which is also found in grapes, green tea, wine and cocoa. Past studies have also shown that this antioxidant can protect against degenerative diseases or central nervous system.In various animal studies researchers have found that blueberries help protect the brain from oxidative stress and might reduce the effects of conditions related to age such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists have suggest that diets rich in blueberries significantly improve both the learning capacity and motor skills of aging rats, making them mentally equivalent to other younger rats.
Age-related decline of memory
Researchers at one university are continuing studies investigating the effects of blueberry supplementation on age related memory decline, brain structure and function and biological markers associated with neuron’s degeneration. These studies build on earlier research studying whether wild blueberry supplemented diets improve memory function and mood in older adults with early memory decline.