A Comparison of the Beneficial Effects of Cherry Juice and Strawberry Volvic Water on Cognitive Function.
(2017) A Comparison of the Beneficial Effects of Cherry Juice and Strawberry Volvic Water on Cognitive Function., no. 42.
Background: Cherry juice contains phenolic compounds which have found to have the ability to improve cognitive function and lower the risk the cardiovascular diseases. Objective: The aim was to determine the effects of cherry juice and strawberry Volvic water on cognitive function in healthy young 18-25 aged and older 50-70 years old volunteers. In addition to establish if the cherry juice has an influence on individuals blood pressure. Design: In this single blinded randomized cross-over study, healthy volunteers (n=23) from two age groups: younger adults (n=13) and older adult (n=13) consumed 200ml/day of control juice strawberry Volvic water or an intervention of Cherry Good juice for seven days, with a washout period of seven days. In addition blood pressure measurements also been taken before each cognitive test. Results: Younger adults tend to have higher scores all of the cognitive function tests when comparing with older adult population, however the blood pressure of younger adults is lower than the older adults. Conclusion: These study cognitive function tests results showed that to some extend cherry juice have an influence on the improving the working memory, moreover the blood pressure could be influenced slightly by the cherry juice. Key words: Cherry juice; Cognitive function; Flavonoids; Antioxidants; Blood pressure;