Eating Leafy Greens Is Good For Your Brain

(July 14, 2017)

Researchers have identified an important link between the consumption of lutein-rich foods and brain health in older adults.

While most kids are told to eat their spinach and broccoli so they grow up strong, a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience suggests that these greens can significantly affect basic brain functions and intelligence later on.

Researchers at the University of Illinois have identified an important link between the consumption of lutein-rich foods and brain health in older adults. Lutein, a plant pigment prevalent in leafy green vegetables, cruciferous vegetables, accumulates in the brain over time, embedding in cell membranes and influencing certain neurological functions.

Click here to read Gillie Houston’s article in Food & Wine.

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