Drinking orange juice daily gives brain function boost

Drinking orange juice every day could help improve brain function in elderly people, pointed out a research report.


Co-author Daniel Lamport, of the University of Reading’s School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, said orange juice was a major source of a group of naturally occurring plant phytochemicals known as flavonoids and was particularly rich in a subclass of flavonoids, known as flavanones.

Recent studies have shown that flavonoids may improve memory through the activation of signalling pathways in the hippocampus, a part of the brain that is associated with learning and memory.

“Small, easily administered changes to the daily diet, such as eating more flavonoid-rich fruits and vegetables, have the potential to substantially benefit brain health,” he said.