The nutritious ingredients in the foods we eat every day can slow down the aging of the brain and even restore its power, according to the latest research.
Eating leafy greens has many health benefits, one including brain function.
2 servings a day of any green leafy vegetables (spinach, kale, grape leaves) can rejuvenate the brain for 11 years, primarily due to the large amount of vitamin K.
People who have consumed 2 or more servings a day of spinach, kale, mustard greens, or collard greens, experience slower mental deterioration than those who did not eat leafy greens.
There is a study that involved 954 men and women with the average age at 81 and three-quarters were women. Every year for almost 5 years, participants completed a 144-item food and beverage questionnaire and underwent 19 mental skill tests.
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At the end of the study, researchers found that each individual’s nutrient intake was calculated based on the type and quantity of food consumed on a daily basis.
Researchers determined those who routinely ate one or two servings of leafy greens every day demonstrated the mental capacity of someone more than a decade younger, compared to the ones who didn’t eat leafy greens.
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Eating green foods is crucial for health due to strengthening the immune system, cancer prevention, improved blood circulation, blood purification, lowering cholesterol, promotion of healthy intestinal flora, increased energy, detoxification through improved liver, gall bladder functions, kidney function, and clearing congestion.
These leafy vegetables are pack with vitamins A, C, E, and K, minerals, and phytochemicals that nutrition professionals are still trying to uncover all of their goodness. Examples of dark leafy green vegetables include kale, bok choy, collard greens, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, and Swiss chard.
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