Eating one serving per day of green, leafy vegetable may be linked to a slower rate of brain aging
According to a study, a salad a day may keep dementia away. A new research has suggested that eating vegetable salad every day can keep dementia at bay by boosting the memory. Notably, the findings suggest that eating about one serving per day of green, leafy vegetables may be linked to keeping brain 11 years younger, as per a report in Express. Co. Uk. The team of researchers discovered that eating greens regularly reduced the symptoms of dementia or disease that cause it, such as Alzheimer’s.
Talking about the study, its author, Professor Martha Clare Morris, of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago noted that this research highlighted the importance of diet. She further added, “Adding a daily serving of green, leafy vegetables to your diet may be a simple way to foster your brain health. Data show sharp increases in the percentage of people with dementia as the oldest age groups continue to grow in number, so effective ways to prevent dementia is critical.”
Notably, the study involved 960 people with an average age of 81, who did not have dementia and they all were followed for an average of 4.7 years.
All the participants were divided into five equal groups based on how often they ate food. Those who ate green leafy salad on a regular basis had the lowest risk of getting dementia.
But Professor Morris has also noticed that eating green leafy vegetables is not the ultimate solution for boosting brain’s age, it only shows an association. She also warned that the study cannot rule out other possible reasons for the link.
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