Flavanols Can Boost Memory for Some People: Study #shorts

A new study adds to the growing body of evidence that eating certain nutrients may help the brain stave off the effects of aging. This latest indication, from researchers at Columbia and Harvard universities, shows that older people who had a diet low in flavanols boosted their scores on memory tests by 16% after taking a flavanol pill for 1 year.

Flavanols are a plant-derived nutrient and are found in foods and drinks such as tea, red wine, blueberries, apples, pears, cherries, and peanuts, according to Harvard Health. Cacao beans, which are used to make cocoa, are particularly rich in flavanols. #nutrients #nutrition #brainhealth #webmd