The tastiest brain food you’ll find
The tastiest brain food you’ll find
A diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables—and specifically wild blueberries—has been linked to brain health and cognitive performance for years. Now there’s growing evidence from numerous studies suggesting eating wild blueberries daily may be a practical and effective part of a brain-healthy diet. x
With 33% more deep purply blue anthocyanins and 2x the antioxidants of ordinary blueberries, Wild Blueberries contribute to healthy brains. 10
Start Your Brain’s Day Off Right
Whether it’s a wild blueberry smoothie or a wild blueberry toaster tart, starting your day with a cup of wild blueberries will have your brain singing. Check out some of these breakfast recipes.
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Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Brain Health
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Six Reasons Wild Blueberries Should Be on Your Family’s Menu
Boost brain health in kids
Research found significant positive effects on memory, decision-making, response times, concentration and mood when children consumed a Wild Blueberry beverage before testing. 1,2,3,4
Slow brain aging
A large population study demonstrated that higher intake of anthocyanins is associated with a slower age-related decline in cognitive performance. 5,7
Improve memory in older adults
Studies indicate daily Wild Blueberry supplementation for elderly adults experiencing cognitive impairment can enhance neural response in certain areas of the brain. 5, 6, 11
Get more out of exercise
Research suggests regular exercise leads to better brain health. Wild Blueberries support enhanced fat burning and viral protection when combined with exercise. 6, 9
Daily consumption of Wild Blueberries may decrease inflammation implicated in chronic diseases, which can impact cognitive health.7
Help reduce your risk
Wild Blueberries have documented health benefits against chronic diseases, further supporting the berries’ effects on brain health. 4
Wild Blueberries for Your Children & Teenagers
There’s growing evidence that wild blueberries benefit cognitive function in children and boost moods in teenagers.
For healthy kids, go wild!
It’s not just older adults who are benefitting from the brain-boosting effects of wild blueberries. There is growing evidence that wild blueberries can improve the cognitive performance of children and adolescents. Specifically, in studies with younger and adolescent children, wild blueberries improve certain aspects of memory and augment mood in teens.
A recent study suggests consuming a flavonoid-rich wild blueberry beverage may help the part of the brain that manages time and attention work more efficiently in children. That’s pretty big news!
Yummy and great for their brains—wild blueberries are the ultimate awesome food for kids.
Wild Blueberries Benefit Your Brain!
Be good to your brain as you age. Wild blueberries have been shown to slow cognitive decline.
Wild Ways to a Healthy Brain
There are things you can do each day to encourage brain health. These 7 tips can make a big difference in thinking clearly and keeping your brain strong all day long.
Stimulate Your Brain
Stay curious. Read, master a new skill, challenge your brain every day.
Pick Brain Healthy Foods
Make it easy by adding a healthy scoop of Wild Blueberries to your morning regimen.
Move Every Day
Exercise enhances blood flow to the brain, increases brain cell connections, and requires balance and spatial relation practice.
Brains need a reset each day, so don’t skip on the shut-eye.
Manage Your Health
Work with your doctor to stay on top of chronic conditions (e.g. high blood pressure or diabetes).
Activities like yoga or meditation help reduce anxiety and improve mood and relaxation.
Spending quality time with friends and family is good for your brain.
The science (and scientists) behind the berry research
- Whyte, A.R., Schafer, G., Williams, C.M. Cognitive effects following acute wild blueberry supplementation in 7-to 10-year old children, European Journal of Nutrition, 2015, 55(6).
- Whyte, A., Williams, C.M. Effects of a single dose of a flavonoid-rich blueberry drink on memory in 8-10-year-old children, Nutrition 2015, 31(3).
- Khalid, S., Barfoot, K.S., May, G., et al. Effects of acute blueberry flavonoids on mood in children and young adults, Nutrients 2017, 9(2).
- Kalt, W. et al, Recent Research on the Health Benefits of Blueberries and Their Anthocyanins, Adv Nutr 2019; 00:1-13. https://academic.oup.com/advances/advance-article/doi/10.1093/advances/nmz065/5536953
- Miller, M., et al, Dietary blueberry improves cognition among older adults in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, Eur J Nutr 2018; 57. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28283823
- Boespflug, E.L et al, Enhanced neural activation with blueberry supplementation in mild cognitive impairment, Nutritional Nueroscience 2017; 21:4. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1028415X.2017.1287833
- Gao, X. et al, Habitual Intake of Dietary Flavonoids and Risk of Parkinson Disease, Neurology 2012; 78:15. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3320056/
- Lacombe, A., Li, R.W., Klimis-Zacas, D., et al. Lowbush wild blueberries have the potential to modify gut microbiota and xenobiotic metabolism in the rat colon. PLoS ONE 2013, 8(6).
- Krikorian, R., et al, Blueberry supplementation improves memory in older adults, J Agric Food Chem 2010; 58:7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2850944/
- Xianlu, W. et al, Concentrations of Anthocyanins in Common Foods in the United States and Estimation of Normal Consumption, J. Agric. Food Chem 2006; 54:11. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf060300l?journalCode=jafcau+
- Devore, E. et al, Dietary Intakes of Berries and Flavonoids in Relation to Cognitive Decline, Annals of Neurology 2012; 72:1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22535616/