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As with research on B vitamins, research on antioxidant vitamins has yielded some promising results for cognitive and overall good health. In a large study in Switzerland, people in their 60s and older who had the highest blood levels of vitamin C and beta carotene – in almost all cases from food rather than supplements – scored higher on memory tests than those with relatively low levels. Research from the Netherlands also points to beta carotene-rich foods for helping to protect against impairment in memory – and judgment, perception, and reasoning.

(Source: Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter)

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