Blueberries Enhance Brain Blood Flow

Blueberries Enhance Brain Blood Flow

Blueberries contain neuroprotective polyphenols, and new studies reveal they beneficially increase blood flow to the brain.

Scientifically reviewed by: Dr. Vanessa Pavey, ND, on February 2020. Written By Amanda Ghering.

Numerous studies have shown the brain-boosting benefits of blueberries, especially with regard to cognition and improved memory.

Now, an important human study has confirmed the connection between blueberries and brain health.

This study showed that blueberries increase brain activity and improve working memory. It is the first to link these cognitive benefits to specific changes in brain function and improvements in brain blood flow.1

Brain blood flow is a vital component of brain function, memory, and cognition.2

Diminished brain blood flow is a cause of ischemic stroke, mild cognitive impairment, and neurodegenerative disorders.3-5

One of many ways that blueberries promote brain function is to improve cerebral circulation, which has strong implications in helping to combat neuro-degenerative disorders.