Health&Fitness Talk

Supporting Healthy Life Styles

Blueberries Great for Students Memory Blueberries Great for Students Memory
Want to get better grades in your class?  Try drinking blueberry juice in the morning instead of that power drink or coffee that you... Blueberries Great for Students Memory

Want to get better grades in your class?  Try drinking blueberry juice in the morning instead of that power drink or coffee that you usually have. In a study which involved senior citizen with an average age of 76, the participants, over the course of 12 weeks consumed blueberries every morning, with the average amount being from 2 to 2 ½  cups of blueberry juice per day.

After only 12 weeks those tested showed vastly improved test scores in different cognitive and memory tests.  In another study done in England, those tested were given 2 cups of blueberry juice while they studied a particular subject and also give 2 cups of the juice one hour before they were tested.  The results were incredibly higher than those subjects in the control group who were given power drinks, coffee and carbonated sugary soft drink.  Those who consumed the other drinks also rated much lower in their tests. The results suggest that blueberries do have an effect on ones memory and cognitive thinking and also that sugary, power drinks and coffee can actually lower ones test results even though you feel that you are whizzing through your studies, less information is actually retained. The substance in blueberries responsible for this improvement is called anthocyanin, which is an awesome memory boosting phytochemical and strong anti-oxidant, can improve your eyesight and it is what makes blueberries blue.

Try adding blueberries not only to your pre-studing diet and morning juices but also as a snack that you can have all day long, by itself or mixed into smoothies, muffines,fruit salads and desserts.