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Blueberries and Aging

US Research has found that feeding blueberries to rats has slowed age related loss in their mental capacity.

Mice that were fed blueberries performed better than the control group in motor behavioural learning and memory.  Anthocyanin is the compound thought to be responsible for this brain neuron protection.  Anthocyanin is the component that gives blueberries their distinctive colour and may also be the key to blueberries antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.