Drinking orange juice could reduce risk of dementia, says study
According to a study, it is found that men who drank a small glass of orange juice were 47 percent less likely to have difficulty remembering, following instructions or navigating familiar areas.
Apparently, lapses in memory, understanding and episodes of confusion can be early signs of brain decline which can ultimately lead to life-threatening dementia.
Though there is no definite cure for the condition, scientists have been trying to find a cure for the memory-robbing disorder for years.
This new evidence found in the study reiterates the importance of a healthy diet in staving off the degeneration of the brain which comes with old age.
Changzheng Yuan, who is Lead study author, said that long-term intake of vegetables, fruit and orange juice ‘may be beneficial’ for maintaining cognitive function.
According to the study, participants in the Harvard University had answered questionnaires about what they ate every four years.
It is to be noted that 6.6 percent of men who ate the most vegetables developed poor cognitive function and performed badly on the tests, compared with 7.9 percent of men who ate the least.
However, fruit consumption, overall, didn’t appear to influence the risk of moderate cognitive problems but drinking orange juice did, according to the research, published in the journal Neurology.