A Berry Good Brain: Strawberries Enhance Cognitive and Cardiovascular Health

A Berry Good Brain: Strawberries Enhance Cognitive and Cardiovascular Health

By Neuroscience News

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Daily strawberry intake can boost cognitive function and heart health, a recent clinical trial reveals.

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The study, conducted at San Diego State University, complements existing research on the health benefits of strawberries.

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The double-blind study involved 35 healthy adults, aged 66 to 78, consuming 26g of freeze-dried strawberry powder or a control powder daily for eight weeks.

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Strawberry consumers saw a 5.2% cognitive speed improvement, a 3.6% systolic blood pressure drop, and a 10.2% antioxidant capacity increase.

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A 1.1% waist circumference decrease was noted in both groups, but control powder consumers experienced increased serum triglycerides.

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Professor Shirin Hooshmand, the study's lead, believes strawberries may enhance cognitive function and combat hypertension.

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Strawberries, full of bioactive compounds like folate, potassium, fiber, phytosterols, and polyphenols, offer complete daily vitamin C needs.

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The brain-boosting potential of strawberries, linked with a lowered Alzheimer’s dementia risk, has been highlighted in previous studies, further solidifying strawberries as a superfood.

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