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Grapes May Protect You From Alzheimer’s Disease

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A study has claimed that eating grapes daily may provide protection against Alzheimer’s disease by preventing metabolic brain decline, as well as improving attention and memory. Natural compounds in grapes such as resveratrol are known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Researchers found that consuming grapes twice (72 gm in) a day for six months protected against significant metabolic decline in Alzheimer’s-related areas of the brain in a study of people with early memory decline. Low metabolic activity in these areas of the brain is a hallmark of early stage Alzheimer’s disease. The consumption of fruits may be used as prophylactic and therapeutic agent against Alzheimer’s disease.

References

Gouda N. and Dave P., 2017, “Positive effect of fruits on brain function,” Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry; 6(5): 1545-1547. [Web Reference]

Lee J., Torosyan N. and Silverman D.H., 2017, “Examining the impact of grape consumption on brain metabolism and cognitive function in patients with mild decline in cognition: A double-blinded placebo controlled pilot study,” Experimental gerontology; 87(Part A): 121-128. [Web Reference]

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