What’s red, blue and berry healthy?

Berry season is just around the corner, so it’s nice to know that recent research found blueberries and strawberries may slow memory loss associated with aging.  Data from the Nurses’ Health Study, which includes over 16,000 women followed since 1980, reported those who ate the most berries (1/2 cup of blueberries or 1 cup of strawberries per week, on average) had a slower rate of developing memory problems compared to those who ate the fewest berries.  The association persisted after controlling for factors like exercise and income.  Best of all, berries are easy to eat:  add a few to salads, stir them into cereal and yogurt or whip up a fresh smoothie.  And those extras?  Try freezing some for later to enjoy their benefits year round!

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