Eating one serving of leafy green vegetables daily seems to aid in preserving memory and thinking skills as one grows older, the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago reported.
A study of 960 volunteers aged 81 on average indicated that people who ate their daily salad had a slower rate of mental decline than those who rarely touch greens or never eat them at all. The greens devotees were eleven years younger cognitively than their counterparts.
“The study results do not prove that eating green, leafy vegetables slows brain aging, but it does show an association,” said study author Martha Clare Morris, ScD. “The study cannot rule out other possible reasons for the link.”