And this miracle food? Blueberries!
In lab tests, groups of older rats were given cognitive and co-ordination tests, then broken into groups including those given normal food and those given supplements, including strawberry, spinach and blueberries, all foods known to contain anti-oxidents, which nutritionists already believe help slow the effects of aging.
Both the strawberry and spinach-dining rats' aging processes slowed compared to the control group. But what the scientists hadn't expected was that the group given the blueberry supplements actually regained cognitive and co-ordination abilities they'd formerly lost with age.
Whether this will help people that aren't rats remains to be seen. But in the meantime, blueberry pancakes, anyone?