ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Blueberry Blueberries and Grape Juice are just as Healthy for Memory

Updated on July 8, 2012

Blueberry and Grape Benefits

That slightly sweat and sour blueberry and purple grape may just be your best friend.

According to blueberrycouncil and many other studies, blueberries may actually help prevent Alzheimer's disease, the #4 deadliest disease, but the benefits don't just stop there.

The chemical within the blueberry responsible for these health benefits are the anthocyanins, which are the purplish pigments in the blueberry and grape skin. In a lab test, rat who were fed a diet rich in anthocyanin from blueberries had a much higher neurogenesis (brain cell birth) rate than the ones fed with ordinary rat food.

Where can you find these anthocyanins?

- Blueberries are expensive at about $3.50 for a pint that can be eaten as a single meal and don't even think about getting 100% blueberry juice. That costs about $10 for a small bottle that can be finished in a minute. Most of us can't afford engulfing blueberries for this extreme price.

That is why grapes are a better alternative. A 64 oz bottle can cost less than 3 dollars which is many times less than blueberry juice. While the amount of anthocyanins in grape juice is less than that in blueberry juice, the price is much more affordable.

In addition, grape wine also contains a high concentration of anthocyanins. 1 Cup of wine a day is good for the heart and brain, but like all things, too much of a good thing is damaging to health.

Just HOW beneficial are blueberry/grapes?

- Scientists at the University of Cincinnati did a study of 12 people drinking 100% concord grape juice for 12 years (about 3 months). 6 were the testing group and 6 were controls who only drank water. The groups were given memory tests during the process and the study has shown that the longer the group drank grape juice, the better their memory got. In another study at Vanderbilt university on over 2000 people, the study showed that people who drank the grape juice had reduced their risk of Alzheimer's by 76%. In addition, studies have shown that grape/blueberry juice can not only help protect people from dementia and memory decline, but also help heal it. People who do not have memory problems actually get a boost.

If you want better memory, blueberry and grapes are the way to go, but other foods also help:

- Olive Oil

- Salmon (Omega-3 and Omega-6 from fish oil)

- Chocolate

- Coffee

- Tea

- Ginkgo Biloba (by helping blood circulation like Asprin)

- Almond Milk

- Berries, Nuts, Foods high in protein but low in saturated oils (lean beef)


Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)