EATING SALAD EVERY DAY KEEPS BRAINS 11 YEARS YOUNGER AND PREVENTS DEMENTIA, STUDY SHOWS
by Melissa Matthews, Newsweek
We found a great article from Newsweek explaining why eating a salad every day helps keep the brain young and prevent dementia! Click below for the full article or scroll down for some of the main points!
About the Study:
- The study involved 960 people without dementia between the ages of 58 and 99.
- The participants answered questionnaires about their dietary habits over nearly 5 years and participated in cognitive tests.
- Scientists followed up with participants after 10 years and compared the rate of cognitive decline in those who ate the most leafy greens (an average of 1.3 servings per day) with those who ate the least amount (0.1 servings per day).
- The rate of decline in those who ate the most greens was equivalent to being 11 years younger in terms of brain age!
- The nutrients found in leafy greens that may be responsible for brain boosting benefits can be found in other sources as well.
- Vitamin E, found in spinach, has been shown to aid in brain health.
- Other nutrients found in greens that scientists speculate may contribute to brain health are nitrate, vitamin K, and kaempferol.
- Daily consumption of leafy greens may be a simple and effective way to protect memory and other cognitive abilities.