Leafy Green Vegetables are the new Nootropic?


Nootropics are substances that are thought to improve mental functioning.  If you didn’t have enough reasons to eat leafy green vegetables, one more reason has been provided by a new research paper.  This paper about the effects of leafy green vegetables on cognition has been discussed on Science Daily:

The researchers tracked the diets and cognitive abilities of more than 950 older adults for an average of five years and saw a significant decrease in the rate of cognitive decline for study participants who consumed greater amounts of green leafy vegetables.

And some of the specific constituents are referenced:

When the researchers examined individual nutrients linked with slowing cognitive decline, they found that vitamin K, lutein, folate and beta-carotene were most likely helping to keep the brain healthy.

Read more by reading the Science Daily article: Eating green leafy vegetables keeps mental abilities sharp

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