The potential of polyphenols in blueberries to reverse age-related neurological and cognitive decline was tested in 1999 by Joseph et al.. The study on rats found that 18.6 g of dried aqueous blueberry extract per kilogram of diet effectively reversed a wide range of age-related deficits in behavioural and neuronal parameters including performance on the rod walking and Morris water maze tasks.
We know this effect applies to humans as well. According to a study by Devore et al. 2012 of over 16,000 participants, a greater intake of blueberries was significantly associated with a slower rate of cognitive decline, even after adjusting for potential socio-economic confounders.
Do you regularly consume blueberries or blueberry extracts/juices? Have you noticed any improvements in terms of cognition or your motor performance? I would be very much interested in reading about your experiences with the blueberry's polyphenols!
Blueberries $2 a container
A cheap way to participate in your own health and wellness trial..cheaper than a coffee.
I just tried to find some healthy blueberry recipes to incorporate them into my diet...some seem much better than others (I don't know about the blueberry beef burgers, though, lol... ):
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/249913 ... -ice-pops/
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/248774 ... f-burgers/
https://www.driscolls.com/recipe/savory ... led-cheese
https://www.yummly.com/recipe/Summer-Gr ... ad-9036876
Below is link to one research article at NIH:
A special one that we've had in NA is Salal, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaultheria_shallon that is known for anti-inflammatory properties.