Loading Up on Citrus Daily Can Reduce the Risk of Dementia in Older Adults: Study
Citrus fruits have been associated with protecting the body from various diseases, as they are rich in vitamin C, folic acid, thiamin and various antioxidants.
According to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition, elderly people who consume citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruit, limes and lemons every day can reduce the risk of dementia by 23%.
Researchers at the University of Tohuku Japan found that daily intake of these fruits may reduce the chances of developing an incurable brain disease by nearly a quarter. Read on to learn more about the study.
The study suggests that these fruits contain citric acid that still has a chemical called nobiletine is responsible for slowing memory deficit in animal testing.
The researchers looked at about 13,000 seven-year-olds to see how many of them developed dementia. The results suggest that people who eat citrus fruits were 23 percent less likely to develop dementia than those who ate less than twice a week.
According to researchers at the University of Tohuku few biological studies indicate that citrus can have preventive effects against cognitive decline.
However, no study has actually shown the relationship between citrus consumption and the rate of dementia.
The exact relationship between citrus and dementia has yet to be established, but the study suggests that frequent consumption may reduce the risk of dementia if not cure.
Citrus fruits are all healthy to consume. Therefore, the best way to load on citrus fruits is to consume a lot of lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit or mandarin orange. Citrus fruits are an excellent source of vitamin C, which also strengthens the immune system and keep the skin shiny.
They are an excellent source of soluble fiber, which helps improve digestive health and promote weight loss.