Leafy Greens May Reduce Memory Loss and Preserve Cognitive Function

Friday, November 9, 2018

Swapping your iceberg lettuce for a greener leaf may be a healthy way to reduce memory loss and preserve your cognitive abilities. Consuming leafy greens such as spinach, kale, collards, broccoli and turnips can have a significant impact on your brain health.

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago found that eating one serving (1/2 cup cooked or one cup raw) of green leafy vegetables a day may significantly reduce memory loss and better preserve cognitive function. The study results suggested that participants who regularly ate about 1.3 servings of leafy greens a day showed cognitive abilities of people 11 years younger.

Eating greens everyday can be easy if you add them into an omelet, smoothie or sandwich. You can be as creative as you want.