Eat green leafy vegetables to give your brain many extra years

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If you eat one or two portions of green leafy vegetables a day you could have a brain 11 years younger than you otherwise would.

That is the conclusion of a longitudinal study of almost a thousand elderly  people in the USA. Compared to people who rarely or never ate green vegetables there was a very marked difference in brain function over time.

This seems to be due to the folate, phylloquinone and lutein in the foodstuffs.

So eat up and protect your brain. If like me, you prefer your salad well dressed and your vegetables laced with fat and garlic and spices look around the site for our recipes. Spinach in a cheese and garlic sauce, and buttered peas and leeks are my favourites.

Adapted from BMJ 13 Jan 2018 from an article in Neurology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Eat green leafy vegetables to give your brain many extra years”

  1. Best eaten with meat and no “healthy whole grains” IMO

    Purple sprouting broccoli has been scarce this winter, and expensive when available. Friends grew some but the weather made it late to mature. Finally! they gave me a load last week. Some accompanied a pheasant roasted wrapped in bacon and some went with liver bacon and a giant mushroom and there’s still some left! This makes up for the early demise of the Brussels sprouts and the late arrival of the asparagus.

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