Eat Berries Daily for Optimum Brain Health and to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease.
As you would expect, I read a great deal (make that great, great, great deal – daily) about mental fitness, brain fitness, and preventing Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Memory Loss. When I see certain tips and recommendations show up again and again, I quickly realize just how vital these particular tips are.
Then I start shoving them down your throat!
I write a lot about brain food and super foods that can help prevent Alzheimer’s Disease because our diet has been proven to have a HUGE effect on our brain’s health. For a complete list of these foods, see Foods that Prevent Alzheimer’s. For this post, I only want to concentrate on one particular type of food: beautiful, delicious, nutritious, and versatile berries.
Berries contain high levels of components, including a class of compounds called anthocyanosides, which fight memory impairment associated with free radicals and beta-amyloid plaques in the brain. Scientific lingo for…. Berries help keep your brain out of trouble! Think of them as body guards – or secret servicemen – for your brain cells. If you were the President of the United States, would you want to go out in public without your secret service men?
No way! You’d be WAY too vulnerable, right?
Start thinking of berries in the same light. Don’t allow your brain to face a day without several servings of berries.
- Throw them into your oatmeal, yogurt, or cereal. I actually just finished a bowl of oatmeal with blueberries, strawberries, and a little whipped heavy cream on top (pictured at the top). YUM!
- Place them in a bowl in your refrigerator, ready-to-eat, covered with saran wrap (that way you see them, sitting there in all their beauty).
- Drink smoothies made from strawberries and/or blueberries.
- Throw blackberries on top of frozen vanilla yogurt!
I read an article by a brain expert this morning in which she finished with the words, “Eat berries each day for maximum benefit.” As I folded the paper and put it away, I answered her with, “Just try and stop me!”
Make each bite COUNT!