Fresh cranberries

Cranberries are often an afterthought, used in jellies to garnish Thanksgiving dinner plates or as a fruity mixer inside your favorite cocktail. However, you might want to start rethinking how you incorporate this fruit into your daily diet as a new study reveals that eating cranberries could do wonders to improve your memory.

Frontiers in Nutrition states that the study took place over 12 weeks and monitored groups of adults aged between 50 and 80 years who were given freeze-dried cranberry powder. Documenting the changes in cognitive function, researchers found that consuming one small cup of cranberries on a daily basis can improve memory and overall brain function.

Indigenous to North America, cranberries (like blueberries) have recently been branded as a superfood. With the U.S. leading the world’s production of cranberries, as stated by National Geographic, a new development in fighting against brain-related illnesses like dementia could see cranberry production soar to new heights.