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Fruits Protect From Alzheimer’s

FruitApples, bananas, and oranges appear to do more than just supply vitamins, minerals, and fiber as researchers discover the fruits may protect against neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease.

Cornell University researchers discovered apple, banana, and orange extracts are phenolic phytochemicals — antioxidants that protect nerve cells.

Among the three fruits, apples contained the highest content of protective antioxidants, followed by bananas then oranges.

The authors concluded “[their] study demonstrated that antioxidants in the major fresh fruits consumed in the United States and Korea protected neuronal cells from oxidative stress….

“Additional consumption of fresh fruits such as apple, banana, and orange may be beneficial to improve effects in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.”

Source: Blackwell Publishing

Fruits Protect From Alzheimer’s

Rick Nauert PhD

Rick Nauert, PhDDr. Rick Nauert has over 25 years experience in clinical, administrative and academic healthcare. He is currently an associate professor for Rocky Mountain University of Health Professionals doctoral program in health promotion and wellness. Dr. Nauert began his career as a clinical physical therapist and served as a regional manager for a publicly traded multidisciplinary rehabilitation agency for 12 years. He has masters degrees in health-fitness management and healthcare administration and a doctoral degree from The University of Texas at Austin focused on health care informatics, health administration, health education and health policy. His research efforts included the area of telehealth with a specialty in disease management.

APA Reference
Nauert PhD, R. (2015). Fruits Protect From Alzheimer’s. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 24, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/news/2008/02/01/fruits-protect-from-alzheimers/1866.html

 

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Last updated: 6 Oct 2015
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 6 Oct 2015
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