Diet and Nutrition

Why Eating Salad Every Day Keeps the Brain 10 Years Younger

Salad holds the key to a boost in memory

Researchers are determined to find ways to help prevent the cognitive decline of seniors. Nutritional epidemiologist Martha Clare Morris of Chicago's Rush University Medical Center found that people who ate 1-2 servings of green leafy vegetables like spinach or kale in their salad, experienced fewer memory problems and cognitive decline, compared with people who rarely ate spinach. Morris results determined that people who ate their vegetables, particularly green leafy vegetables, once every day, had brains that were roughly 11 years younger, compared with those who consumed few greens.