Why Blueberries for Exam Time?
Blueberries or Vaccinium cyanococcus are loaded with something called flavonoids. Flavonoids have strong antioxidant properties and are responsible for cell signaling pathways. That means they control the cell communications.
Like strawberries, blueberries have a similar if not more beneficial effect in reducing or preventing mental decline with age.
Every brain cell is critical to memory and optimal functioning. Blueberries have the ability to eradicate free radicals and protect your brain cells from unwanted damage.
Not only do blueberries up your brain power, they have the ability to increase motor skillstoo. These similarities with strawberries suggest that perhaps the polyphenols are responsible for stepping your brain up.
Blueberries are so powerful that recent studies have evaluated the enhancement of rat brains after neural transplants. The findings were shocking…
The research showed that the rats’ whose diet was supplemented with blueberries experienced tremendously more growth in the hippocampal grafts than the rats that were fed a control diet.
See more research about blueberries at 31 Super Foods for Memory.
Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load of Blueberries
Let’s take a look at the sugars, glycemic index and glycemic load of blueberries (note: the numbers are an approximation or average from several sources found in the references section):Click here to see the next best Exam Food for Memory.