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The Juice Of Blackcurrants Will Make Us Smarter!

The Juice Of Blackcurrants Will Make Us Smarter!

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Drinking juice of blackcurrants significantly improves the health of our brain and allows to it to fight against various diseases, scientists say.

The juice of these small red berries stimulates the brain function, according to a study published in the journal “Journal of Functional Foods” whose authors are researchers from the New Zealand Institute for the Investigation of plants and food, and their colleagues at the British University of Northumbria.

The main reason is anthocyanin, natural pigment found in black currant and in the other berries.

To reach this conclusion, during the three weeks the researchers followed 36 people aged between 18 and 35, whose task was to drink a glass 4.7 oz (140 ml) of juice of blackcurrants once a week before undergoing on a series of tests.

Experts were quite surprised by the results. In fact, consuming the juice had a very positive effect on the cognitive abilities of the participants, just an hour after its absorption.

Blood tests have shown an increase in the concentration of monoamine oxidase. It is known that these neurotransmitters (norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin) affect not only to the regulation of mood, but also the development of certain neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson.


Scientists explain this phenomenon influence of anthocyanins which inhibits the functioning of certain enzymes – monoamine oxidase.

“Probably all types of currants have the same effect,” says Anthony Watson, one of the authors of the study, adding that he is in the course of another study that aims to determine the duration of this effect.



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