Drinking a glass of orange juice every day could be just what the neurologist ordered, according to a study from the University of Reading, U.K. In this double-blind, randomized study, 37 healthy adults with an average age of 67-years consumed either a glass of orange juice containing 305 milligrams of flavanones or an orange-flavored cordial. Cognitive function, mood, and blood pressures were assessed at baseline and at follow-up eight weeks later. Results showed that cognitive function significantly improved in the OJ group, but not in the group drinking the cordial.
Kean R, Lamport D, Dodd G, et al: Chronic consumption of flavanone-rich orange juice is associated with cognitive benefits. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2015;101:506-514.