How can eating blueberries help my brain?

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Blueberries pack a mighty antioxidant wallop because they have the highest anthocyanidin content of all fruits, giving blueberries their dark color. These powerful antioxidant phytochemicals not only zap free radicals, but they also act like smart pills for your brain and have been shown to enhance memory, help rejuvenate brain cells and prevent dementia. Research shows that the blueberry ranks the highest of 60 fruits and vegetables in the ability to destroy free radicals. A half cup of blueberries has more than 70 milligrams (mg) of brain-boosting anthocyanidins, only 40 calories and just 10 grams (g) of total carbs. 

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