3 Powerful Nutrients to Sharpen Your Brain
Leafy greens are packed with nutrients that may help ward off dementia and keep your brain young. Your friends will be green with envy when they hear about all the benefits you’re gaining.
Push back against dementia with carotenoids. Many of the red, orange, and yellow foods that paint your plate owe their bright color to carotenoids. These pigments are also found in leafy greens, and their purpose isn’t just decorative. Eating more of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin is associated with lower cognitive decline.
Folate does double duty for your mind. A sharp brain at 70 — it may be as simple as eating spinach and mustard greens. These foods are high in folate — a nutrient around 75% of Americans don’t get enough of. But you can combat dementia, depression, and deficiency by adding more into your diet.
Vitamin K victuals KO cognitive decline. The fountain of youth may be fantasy, but when it comes to a younger brain, the benefits of leafy greens are research-backed reality. In fact, in a five-year study, people who ate one to two servings of leafy greens every day had the cognitive ability of a person 11 years younger than the people who didn’t eat any!
Researchers believe greens such as kale and collards may owe their benefits to nutrients like vitamin K, lutein, folate, and beta carotene.
Make sure you don’t lose the valuable nutrients in your leafy greens by making this big mistake found on page 172 of The Ageless Brain for Seniors!
- FC&A Staff Writer