Citrus for brain health as you age: Evidence suggests consumption of oranges, grapefruits, limes and lemons reduces dementia risk by 15 percent
Fruits like oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and lime are not only delicious, they may also lend a hand in preventing dementia, according to a study.
Researchers from Tohoku University discovered that older adults who regularly eat citrus fruits have a lower likelihood of getting dementia, in a study published in the British Journal of Medical Nutrition. The paper, titled the Ohsaki Cohort 2006 Study, looked at how eating citrus can positively affect cognitive function. In particular, it studied how it can inhibit the onset of dementia, a condition that hits older adults – of which countries like Japan are prone, given their aging population.