STARTING the day with a cool glass of orange juice could be the secret to a long-lasting healorangejuicethy brain, according to research.

Scientists at the University of Reading, in the UK, found the juice provides important brain-boosting nutrients for elderly people.

However, it is not recommended to drink 500ml every day due to its high sugar content.

The small study of adults, with an average age of 67, found they had an 8% overall improvement in cognitive function compared to a control group after just eight weeks.

Co-author Dr Daniel Lamport said: “This is an important discovery which strengthens the growing body of evidence that flavanoid-rich foodstuffs, such as orange juice, could play a big role in tackling cognition decline in old age.”

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