Tart Cherry Juice Is Good for the Brain.

According to a new study involving 34 seniors, participants who drank 16oz of tart cherry juice daily for twelve weeks experienced improvements related to both cognitive function and subjective memory. Lead author Dr. Sheau Ching Chai writes, “The potential beneficial effects of tart cherries may be related to the bioactive compounds they possess, which include polyphenols, anthocyanins and melanin. They may also be related to tart cherry’s potential blood-pressure lowering effects, outlined in a previous study we conducted in the same population, as blood pressure can influence blood flow to the brain.”

Food & Function, July 2019