Health fads come and go, it seems. One minute milk is good for your bones and teeth, the next moment it causes all kinds of allergies. Sometimes bread is good for you, sometimes it is glowered upon as a source of obesity and digestive problems. I’ve stopped paying attention, for the most part, because these studies are so subject to change. I’m just waiting for a study that says chocolate will keep my mind young and spry forever.
One message that hasn’t changed, though, is the one that says vegetables are good for you. Nobody’s ever said to stop eating your kale and brussel sprouts, although my palate sometimes wishes they would.
According to a new study, people who ate more than two servings of vegetables daily appeared about 5 years younger in terms of mental sharpness at the end of the study, than did those people who refused their veggies.
Green leafy vegetables seemed to be most beneficial in strengthening short term and long term memory. The study also noted that people who ate more veggies were more physically active.
That chocolate study is looking less and less likely. I may as well suck it up and steam myself some kale.
Author by Kristin Scott