Could a Fruit help your Balance?

Jan 21st 2018 Posted by MDR

There are many things that may affect your balance including dehydration, infections, high or low blood pressure, blood sugar, cardiac issues, and inner ear infections among other causes.

With aging, balance and motor coordination can decline gradually over time.

Blueberries have been shown to help motor coordination and neural function, as first reported by neuroscientist James Joseph of the USDA. He found that blueberries help reverse some of the age-related dysfunctions in behavior of nerve cells. His team reported that a decline in motor skills starts at about 12 months for rats. By 19 months, the length of time rats can walk a narrow rod before losing balance normally drops from 13 to 5 seconds. After eating blueberry extract, the rats stayed on the rod for 11 seconds, on average. Their balance improved!

Blueberries contain powerful antioxidants that have anti-inflammatory benefits and can be neuroprotective, especially as the brain ages.

Eat blueberries often, and for an easy-to-take supplement with concentrated blueberry extract, MDR offers high quality Wild Blueberry and Bilberry Antioxidants. It contains the natural polyphenols that help support vision and youthful brain and motor function.


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