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A recent study shows that a blueberry smoothie in the morning is good for your brain in the afternoon.

British scientists have found that a blueberry smoothie increased concentration by as much as 20 percent in a single day. Eating blueberries also can help stave off dementia. Chemicals called flavonoids expand blood vessels, which helps increase blood flow to the brain and decrease blood pressure.

What’s more, blueberries are known as “the super food of super foods” because they can help lower the risk of heart disease and cancer and slow the aging process.

This explains so much for me, personally. Because I think I’m allergic to smoothies.

Actually, I’ve started eating blueberries every day, and I think it’s reversing my aging process. I’ve got the brain power of a 6-year-old now. And I need a nap.

The Telegraph report goes on to say that blueberries can help reconfigure the brain to improve concentration — probably to increase your concentration on blueberries.

Who would’ve thunk that the blueberry is a “super fruit?” I mean, if you stop and think about your fruits, blueberries just don’t come off as “super.”

Apples could be super, especially those small Granny Smiths. They’re so hard you could smash atoms with them.

Bananas look like they could be super. They already look like they should be wearing a cape.

Watermelons would like you to think they’re super fruits because of their size. But it’s just all hype — like “The Jay Leno Show.”

You can reach Carleton Bryant at 202/636-3218 and cbryant@washingtontimes.com — but only if you bring your own Raid.