Blueberries linked to better senior health

Senior health and blueberriesThe secret about the many blueberry health benefits is definitely out. This super fruit has been linked to heart, brain and digestive health, and many other benefits.  In the last decade, blueberries have received the recognition they deserve and scientists and medical professionals alike are taking a closer look at them.  One of the best features blueberries offer is they go so well with so many dishes, which makes adding them to your diet very easy.

Just one quarter cup of blueberries added to our daily diet can change your health dramatically.  It’s easy to toss them in a salad, add them to cereal, or pop them solo. Blueberries are also one of the healthiest options for older adults. Researchers have discovered that blueberries offer a range of positive health effects for adults, especially those over the age of 50.

So if you are a senior, you should definitely consider adding this fruit to you diet.  Research shows they deliver a delicious taste, but may also promote healthy aging for older adults.

The anti-aging benefits of blueberries
What researchers have found is that blueberries are full of nutrients that can help improve seniors' cognitive skills, skin health and cardiovascular strength. A study published in The Journal of Neuroscience showed blueberries may be able to stave off age-related declines in neural and motor skills. The team looked at the chemical side of blueberries and examined how they affected a group of mice. They discovered that the mice that ate a diet including blueberries experienced a reverse in the age-related declines they experienced before the experiment. Other studies have linked the fruit to fewer wrinkles, heightened memory and decreased risk for contracting diseases.

So what other ideas do you have for adding blueberries to your every day meals?

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