The consumption of blueberries and strawberries is associated with delayed cognitive aging by as much as 2.5 years—thought to be because of brain-localizing anthocyanin phytonutrients, as shown on functional MRI scans.

Doctor’s Note

What other ways could we improve our memory and cognitive function?

What other near-miraculous properties of berries are there?

They are one of my daily dozen of the healthiest of healthy foods I encourage everyone to include in their daily diet (check out Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen Checklist and feel free to download the app for iPhone or Android). I add them to my morning smoothie: A Better Breakfast.

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