Eating one to two servings per day of green leafy vegetables may help slow the natural age-related decline in cognitive abilities. In this study, doctors measured the diets of 960 men and women, aged 58 to 99 at the start of the study, and followed up for 4.7 years.
Those who got at least 1.3 servings of green leafy veggies per day had a cognitive decline rate of a person 11 years younger. Doctors noted key antioxidant nutrients in leafy greens and other foods that may provide this cognitive benefit, including alpha- tocopherol, folate, kaempferol, lutein, nitrate, and phylloquinone (vitamin K).
Reference: Neurology; 2018, Vol. 90, No. 3, e214-22
Natural Insights for Well Being May 2018
We’re dedicated to discovering the benefits of good nutrition and healthy lifestyle, and hope the above article informs and inspires you to take an active role in your health.
Articles shared on our site are to provide nutritional information only and do not replace professional medical advice.