(CNN) – There is yet another reason to pile on those blueberries on your morning cereal. They aren’t just high in antioxidants, a new study says they can actually boost brain power.
The study included more than 16,000 women over the age of 70. Researchers found those who ate the most blueberries and strawberries had a slower rate of developing memory problem by about two and a half years.
Also, it didn’t take a huge amount to see the benefits, about two half cup servings per week. However the study couldn’t prove if berries protected the women’s’ brains directly. Those who ate berries also got more exercise and had higher incomes, both factors in having better health.