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New Research Suggests Strawberries are Good For Your Brain and Body Icon: Print this recipePrint This

New Research Suggests Strawberries are Good For Your Brain and Body

Eating Strawberries Regularly Can Be an Effective Way to Combat Diseases Affecting Millions, According to Studies.

Approximately 5.3 million Americans currently suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, a severe type of dementia, USDA researchers designed one of the first clinical studies to determine if strawberry intake could reverse age-related motor and cognitive decline among healthy older adults. 

Overall, the results suggest that dietary intervention with strawberry fruit may be an effective means of combating age-related cognitive decline. 

Even in the absence of neurological dysfunction, the researchers demonstrated that supplementing older adults’ diets with about two cups per day of strawberries can improve cognition

The research, conducted at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, was presented at the recent Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Chicago. However, the benefits don’t stop there! Research shows that strawberries can play a role in management and prevention when it comes to diabetes as well. 
Harvard University researchers unveiled this year the results of a Women's Health Study showing that compared to women who rarely or never ate strawberries, those who ate strawberries at least once a month had a lower risk for developing diabetes. Read more: 


Need more inspiration to incorporate strawberries in your daily diet? Check out this video from RD, Regan Jones, about the health benefits of strawberries on both body and mind. Plus, a simple, healthy Strawberry Pinwheel recipe!

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