brain health


Study shows this much salad can keep your brain young

You can thank mom and dad for forcing you to finish your greens before getting up from the dinner table. While they knew veggies and salads were good for you, they might not have known exactly how much so. Salads are packed with essential nutrients — protein, iron, and fiber, just to name a few. And now, researchers have found that eating one to two servings of leafy green salads per day can improve your memory and overall cognitive ability. The study, published in the journal Neurology, was lead by Martha Clare Morris, ScD, a nutritional epidemiologist at Rush University Medical Center. Over the span of 4.7 years, Morris and her colleagues looked at 960 participants, ages 58 – 99. Volunteers were asked to fill out questionnaires on the frequency they ate foods like spinach, salad, kale, collards and other greens. They were also asked to complete yearly thinking and memory skills tests to gauge…