Cranberries aid better memory

For healthy middle-aged and older adults, adding cranberries to the diet may help improve memory and brain function, as well as lower LDL cholesterol, new research suggests.

A trial of adults aged 50-80 found that consuming freeze-dried cranberry extract, equivalent to one cup of fresh cranberries, for 12 weeks was associated with improved episodic memory, as well as increased blood flow to key areas of the brain that support cognition.

Cranberries are particularly rich in compounds known to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, and are being increasingly recognized for their neuroprotective potential. The trial also found a significant decrease in LDL cholesterol levels amongst the group taking the cranberry extract, suggesting that cranberries can improve vascular health.

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