Blackcurrant Juice Could Reduce Depression, Parkinson’s Symptoms

Juice from a variety of New Zealand blackcurrants led to improvements in mood, attention and mental fatigue in patients.

New research has found that New Zealand blackcurrants may help keep us mentally young and agile.

The study’s findings could have potential in managing the mental decline associated with aging, or helping people with brain disorders such as Parkinson’s disease or depression, according to scientists at the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research.

Researchers there, working in collaboration with scientists at Northumbria University in the U.K., showed that compounds found in New Zealand blackcurrants increased mental performance, including accuracy, attention, and mood.

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