Champagne Grapes and Red Cherries along with other colors help thinking skills
There is mounting evidence suggesting flavonoids are powerhouses when it comes to preventing your thinking skills from declining as you get older,” says senior author Dr. Walter Willett, Ph.D., of Harvard University in Boston, MA.
“Our results are exciting because they show that making simple changes to your diet could help prevent cognitive decline,” he adds.
Some flavonoids appeared to provide stronger protection from cognitive decline than others.
Flavones, a type of flavonoid present in yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, were associated with a 38% reduction in risk.
“While it is possible other phytochemicals are at work here, a colorful diet rich in flavonoids — and specifically flavones and anthocyanins — seems to be a good bet for promoting long-term brain health,” says Dr. Willett.
“And it’s never too late to start, because we saw those protective relationships whether people were consuming the flavonoids in their diet 20 years ago or if they started incorporating them more recently,” he adds.