Most of us are familiar with the old adage about an apple a day keeping the doctor away. Now there is new evidence suggesting that a salad a day, may keep memory loss at bay. The health team at Consumer Reports explains why you may want to spend a little more time in the produce section.
You don’t have to eat bowl after bowl either. The brain benefits were seen among people who ate roughly one and a third cups of raw greens a day –– or about a half-cup of cooked dark, leafy greens. As the population ages, the numbers of people with dementia rises –– so it’s critically important to find effective strategies to reduce the risk of cognitive decline. Working greens into at least one meal a day could be a simple way to help promote brain health.
Consumer Reports says several studies support the link between diet and cognitive function –– including a host of foods that may reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Foods such as nuts, berries, beans, olive oil and even a daily glass of wine are all on the menu.
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