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