Don’t forget Frozen! – Berries and Alzheimer’s

I don’t know about you, but I love berries. Somehow though, unless they are in season I seem to forget to eat them. According to Case Adams from Green Med, part of the reason for this may be that I am not getting enough berries!

Studies done by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Washington State University, India’s Annamalai University and Oman’s Sultan Qaboos University College of Medicine and Health Sciences, found that the antioxidants in berries significantly reduces the risk of various forms of dementia.

Strawberries, bilberries, blackcurrants, and blueberries, are all on the list of brain boosting fruits that help clear out the clutter and keep your mental processes sharp. And thanks to Clarence Birdseye, the father of frozen, we can now have fresh frozen berries to enjoy year round. If you have it in mind that “fresh is best,” think again. Contrary to popular belief, frozen does not mean less tasty or less nutritious. In fact food that is frozen is often “fresher” than its counterpart. Being harvested at peak and frozen within hours of being picked, frozen foods like berries can be ripe and ready for you to take advantage of them, – whenever you choose.

So don’t forget to bring home the berries, fresh or frozen, it’s a sweet treat your brain will remember.

For a triple dose of cool berry goodness, try this Power Berry Smoothie

  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey

1 tablespoon unsweetened soy protein powder

 Links to other brain boosting berry ideas and recipes:

Spark People – 10 super berry smoothie recipes

National Frozen Foods – Why frozen

Huffington Post – berries, brain, toxic proteins accumulation

Daily Mail – Alzheimers- berries stop brain ripening

Natural News – Studies find berries help fight Alzheimers disease

Green Med – Afraid of Alzheimer’s? Eat your berries

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