Cranberries To The Diet Could Help Improve Memory
ਈਸਟ ਐਂਗਲੀਆ ਯੂਨੀਵਰਸਿਟੀ (ਯੂਕੇ) ਦੀ ਨਵੀਂ ਖੋਜ ਦੇ ਅਨੁਸਾਰ, ਖੁਰਾਕ ਵਿੱਚ ਕ੍ਰੈਨਬੇਰੀ ਸ਼ਾਮਲ ਕਰਨ ਨਾਲ ਯਾਦਦਾਸ਼ਤ ਨੂੰ ਬਿਹਤਰ ਬਣਾਉਣ ਵਿੱਚ ਮਦਦ ਮਿਲ ਸਕਦੀ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਇਹ ਖਰਾਬ ਕੋਲੇਸਟ੍ਰੋਲ ਨੂੰ ਘੱਟ ਕਰਨ ਦੀ ਸਮਰੱਥਾ ਰੱਖਦਾ ਹੈ।
According to new research at the University of East Anglia (UK), the addition of cranberries to the diet could help improve memory and has the capacity to lower bad cholesterol.
A new study has highlighted the neuroprotective potential of cranberries.
The research team studied the benefits of consuming the equivalent of a cup of cranberries a day among 50 to 80-year-olds.
They hope that their findings could have implications for the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia.
Lead researcher Dr David Vauzour, from UEA’s Norwich Medical School, said: “Dementia is expected to affect around 152 million people by 2050. There is no known cure, so it is crucial that we seek modifiable lifestyle interventions, such as diet, that could help lessen disease risk and burden.
“Past studies have shown that higher dietary flavonoid intake is associated with slower rates of cognitive decline and dementia. And foods rich in anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins, which give berries their red, blue, or purple colour, have been found to improve cognition.
“Cranberries are rich in these micronutrients and have been recognized for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
“We wanted to find out more about how cranberries could help reduce age-related neurodegeneration.”
The research team investigated the impact of eating cranberries for 12 weeks on brain function and cholesterol among 60 cognitively healthy participants.