Citrus juices may help support brain and cognitive health.
- Phytochemicals found in citrus, particularly the flavonoids hesperidin in oranges and naringin in grapefruit, may help maintain brain tissue cells. These flavonoids are able to cross the blood-brain barrier, which the body uses to protect the brain from harmful or damaging agents. Some scientists hypothesize that this may help reduce inflammation which could have positive effects on cognition.
- Don’t forget about breakfast! Some studies associate regular breakfast consumption with positive effects on nutrient intake, weight management, and cognitive function.1
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1. Rampersaud GC. Am J Lifestyle Med. 2009;3:86-103.