According to a new study, eating blueberries can help to improve help memory.
“Eating blueberries can also curb risks of developing cancer as well as reduce the chances of heart diseases,” Shuyang Qu, Doctoral Student at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences in the US, said in a statement.
Several studies have already concluded that blueberries are rich in antioxidants and are able help prevent Alzheimer’s — a form of dementia — but the researchers wanted to confirm those findings, according to sources. Blueberries were also proven to effect the decline in cognitive skills and memory, in the study.
The researchers also wanted to determine the participants knowledge about the health benefits of blueberries to see if there is a knowledge gap among different demographic groups.
The researchers interviewed over 2,000 people, in more than 31 states in the US, to document how well informed the subjects were about the benefits of eating blueberries.
The study concluded that high-income populations tend to know more about blueberry health benefits than the low-income groups.