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Fruit is very healthy, we all know that, but did you know that eating fruit also improves cognitive development and academic performance in adolescents?

In a study conducted by researchers at Sweden's Örebro University and Karolinska Institute, involving nearly 400 15-year-old adolescents, the importance of folates for cognitive development has been demonstrated. There appears to be a direct relationship between folate levels and academic performance.

Although factors such as homocysteine levels (a marker of folate reserves), gender, smoking status and socio-economic status (proximity to school, mother's education, father's income) are also significant predictors, once all the data had been evaluated, the result was that adolescents with higher folate levels also had higher grades. Biomedical researcher Anita Hurtig-Wennlöf comments. Folate is a very important element in many neurophysiological processes and is therefore a very interesting study. Participants with the highest folate levels had an average of 20 points higher final scores.

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Folate, also known as vitamin B9, among other things, is essential for growth and development as well as proper nerve and brain function. Folic acid is a man-made form of folate that is easily absorbed. Since the early 1990s it has been known to reduce the risk of being born with neural tube defects and is therefore recommended for all women who want to become pregnant or are already pregnant.

Folates can influence cognitive ability so good dietary habits are essential for good academic performance.

Folate is found naturally in different foods: oranges, kiwis, melon, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, etc.


Do not hesitate, to improve your grades, start the day with a freshly squeezedorange juice !

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