How to pass exams: Eat blueberries

New research out of the UK found a short-term memory boost from consuming a blueberry drink before an exam. And the harder the test, the more noticeable the effect. The study group of seven to 10-year olds who consumed blueberry flavonoids in a drink equivalent to 1½ cups of fresh blueberries showed 9 per cent quicker reaction times than a placebo group.

This memory and attention boost adds to the already impressive list of health benefits ascribed to berries, including associations with cardiovascular health, diabetes and cancer prevention.

European Journal of Nutrition, October 2018

First published: Mar 2019

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