13. Blackcurrants: Boosted brain power
You may not be too familiar with New Zealand blackcurrants, but you should—their small berries are capable of keeping your brain mentally young and agile, according to a study from the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research. Compounds in the fruit can stave off mental decline associated with aging, depression, and disorders like Parkinson’s disease by regulating chemicals in the brain that affect mood and cognition. You may be more apt to reach for a cold-pressed juice if it boosted your mental accuracy, attention, and mood, now wouldn’t you?
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