It’s time for another Austin Sports Medicine 101 class!
Today is the last in our series of four brain foods that will help keep the mind sharp. As the saying goes, you are what you eat. That’s never been more important than when it concerns your mental well-being.
When it comes to brain foods, you can’t get much better than blueberries. They’ve got it all! They taste great. They’re super versatile. They contain tons of antioxidants. They even have the nickname brain berries for their amazing cognitive benefits.
Blueberries have been shown specifically to affect the brain positively by protecting it from oxidative stress. In layman’s terms, they may actually help prevent age-related conditions like Alzheimer’s and dementia.
As mentioned, they’re one of the richest sources of antioxidants in the fruit and vegetable world. And you can have them any time. They’re great as a snack by themselves, in a yogurt or even on a green salad. You can also try freezing them for a refreshing frozen treat.
So remember, if you eat only one brain food today, make it blueberries. They’ll benefit your brain in the long run!