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Berries for Brain Power

Recent research shows eating berries may protect against mental decline

Health Nutrition—Berries!

Berry parfait. — Photo by Lisa Shin; food stylist: Margarette Adams; prop stylist: Angharad Bailey

Make berries a regular part of your diet by incorporating them into healthy salads, desserts and smoothies:

Spring Strawberry Salad

A dish with the perfect combination of sweet and savory flavors.

Berry Parfait With Edible Flowers

A light and refreshing dessert that is ideal for spring and summer.

Basic Blueberry Dessert Sauce

A tasty complement to ice cream or yogurt.

Fresas con Vino de Madrid

Strawberries with a flavorful red wine syrup.

Berry Medley

Fresh berries in a light lemon syrup — a cooling summer treat.

Raspberry-Banana Smoothie

So naturally sweet that you won't need to add any sugar.

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BRAIN HEALTH: The latest research shows our brains don’t necessarily deteriorate as we age and brain atrophy is reversible. There are many ways to keep our brains fit, just as we exercise other parts of our body to keep them healthy.

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