It is well known that cranberries are good in the fight against UTI, (infections of the urinary tract ) but studies show that aronia berries are five to ten times more effective, because of the higher dose of quinic acid (antifungal ) in them, which is proven to prevent urinary infections.
In particular, evidence suggests that foods rich in three specific flavonoid sub-groups, the flavanols, anthocyanins and/or flavanones, have a unique ability to cross the Blood Brain Barrier , and possess the greatest potential to act on the cognitive processes.
According to a Harvard cognitive research study performed on 16,010 participants. Long term berry and flavonoid intake appears to delay cognitive aging by up to 2.5 years.
Aronia vs Blueberry
Aronia is 177% higher than Blueberries in Flanonols
Aronia is 406% higher than Blueberries in Anthocyanins
Aronia is 429% higher than Blueberries in Proanthocyanidin a powerful antioxidant associated with a number of other potential health benefits is also found in the striatum, a brain structure controlling movement as well as certain memory tasks
Aronia is 344% higher than blueberries in total Antioxidants