It's that time of year again! Blueberries are starting to appear in those little plastic clamshells in the produce section, and disappearing fast. But why do we love blueberries so much? Do our bodies know something that our brains aren't telling us?
Indeed, our brains may be craving blueberries — for memory! A study involving senior citizens has shown that blueberries can improve cognitive performance, including memory. And memory is just the beginning! The researchers also said that blueberries may help to postpone the onset of other age-related cognitive issues.
Of course, fresh blueberries are best, but what if you can't eat them all at once? There's good news on that front, too. New research suggests that freezing blueberries will not damage their valuable anthocyanin antioxidants.
So get them while you can — and freeze the rest for later! Read More »