March 22/Southfield, Mich./WJBK -- Memory may weaken with age, but new research finds that eating berries might help prevent memory loss.

Rich in antioxidants, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries help protect cells from free radicals, which can cause inflammation in certain parts of the brain.

Researchers from the American Chemical Society found eating these powerful antioxidants help prevent memory loss by acting like a housekeeper in the brain and cleaning up toxic proteins.

Previous research shows those changes improve motor control and cognition.

 From the March 23, 2012, Prepared Foods' Daily News.