What do berries, dark chocolate, tea, apples, citrus, and almonds have in common? They are rich in flavanol, an antioxidant that’s made news this year in the research on brain health.
Flanavols prevent depression and improve memory. Three cups of tea a day lowers the risk of depression by 37%, and six daily cups nearly doubles that benefit. An extract of dark chocolate, CocoaVia, brought the average memory of 65 year-olds down to that of 35 year-olds after a few months.