If your child is studying for their exams then you can help boost their brain power by giving them some blueberries to snack on.
Researchers found that kids perform tasks with 10% greater speed and accuracy after eating the blue fruit.
Brain boosting fruit – blueberries could help boost your child’s ability to perform well in exams
Researchers at the University of Reading asked children to consume a drink containing fresh blueberries ahead of doing a memory test.
And the results? You guessed it…
Experts were blown away at just how well kids did if they were given blueberries.
There was a 13% IMPROVEMENT in the children’s memory 6 hours after swallowing a high dose of blueberries.
Professor Claire Williams, the lead researcher for the study, revealed that blueberries are “rich in flavonoids (and) a range of health benefits including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
“This is the first time that we have seen the positive impact that flavonoids can have on the executive function of children.
“We designed this double blind trial especially to test how flavonoids would impact on attention in young people as it’s an area of cognitive performance that hasn’t been measured before.”
Fancy blueberries now? Check out our single serve blueberry cheesecake recipe
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Portion control is a great way to stay on track with your healthy eating plan.
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