A recent study says that drinking tart juice may help in improving cognitive functioning among adults. Drinking plenty of Montmorency tart cherry juice is usually been used for recovery post exercise, managing sleep deprivation, and gout treatment. The research study states that drinking of tart juice improves memory function among adults between the age group of 65 years to 73 years.
Sheau Ching Chai, author of the research study said that cognitive function is the main determinant of quality of life and independence among older adults. Chai further said that the potential beneficial effects of drinking tart cherry juice can improve theAdults bioactive compounds that include melanin, polyphenols, and anthocyanins.
Chai further said that the potential of the tart cherry juice could help in lowering the blood pressure as discussed in the previous study that was conducted with the same number of participants, as blood pressure may influence the flow of blood to the brain.
The researchers added 34 participants to take the task. The group was divided into two to consume 16 ounces of Montmorency tart cherry juice among one group and the same amount of placebo drink for the 12 weeks in another group. The drink should be taken half in the morning and a half in the evening.
The participants were healthy and were not consuming any of the treatments, which would be affecting their brain function. The participants were also asked to maintain their physical activity and regular diet during the study.
The researchers have analyzed the subjective memory and cognitive function scores with the help of a series of tests and questionnaires. The researchers have analyzed the scores before and after the trial of 12 weeks.
After the 12 weeks study, the results found that those drinking tart cherry juice exhibited the scores in both subjective memory and cognitive function of the brain. Besides, as compared to placebo, the Montmorency cherry group has increased with 5% in satisfaction to remember things; 23% decline in errors while performing a visual memory task; and 4% decrease in movement time.
The researchers have also introduced that a 3% reduction is also exhibited in a group drinking tart cherry juice with an improvement in visual sustained attention. During a spatial working task, an 18% decrease in errors was also made while performing a spatial working memory task that is used to assess strategy and memory use.