Remember the old saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”? Well, that may soon have to be revised! Research has shown that blueberries outperform other fruits in terms of health promoting effects. According to a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, blueberries may restore memory, coordination, and balance lost with age.
Blueberries contain a compound called pterostilbene, (pronounced ‘teraw still bean’) an antioxidant that boasts cancer fighting and antidiabetic properties. Research by the USDA’s Agricultural Research service suggests pterostilbene could be a “potent weapon in the battle against obesity and heart disease through its cholesterolreducing potential.” Until there are studies conducted in humans, no one knows how many blueberries a person needs to eat to lower cholesterol and boost memory. But, what is clear, is that they are nature’s only ‘blue’ food, and are a great healthy choice for a snack or dessert!