The juice, which improves the condition of the brain
Specialists of the School of psychology at the University of reading (UK), data were obtained that regular consumption of orange juice by elderly people has a positive effect on cognitive abilities. This juice, according to the researchers, provides the brain with important nutrients.
Scientists have conducted an experiment involving men age (average) 67. For 8 weeks, the volunteers consumed regularly two glasses of orange juice. The control group included subjects who did not drink juice.
The results of the experiment were as follows. The volunteers, the diet which was present orange juice, tests showed improved cognitive abilities by 8% compared to participants in the control group.
Experts believe that similar action on the brain is provided by a complex of bioactive compounds of orange juice – flavonoids, which have the ability to enhance memory processes and signaling pathways in the hippocampus.
A preliminary study of the properties of orange juice carried out by American scientists, showed that this drink contains a combination of folic acid, potassium and vitamin C stimulating cell renewal of the skin, improves the condition and appearance of the skin.
At the same time, doctors say, that orange juice contains a lot of sugar and acids, and it should be consumed with great caution.
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