Salad fights memory loss?

A good diet could keep the brain healthy and strong

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Does a Salad a Day Take 11 Years of Brain Age Away?

Healthy fats like coconut oil, avocado, walnuts, or antioxidant rich blueberries, green tea, even dark chocolate - the list of foods thought to boost brain health is extensive (and delicious). But new research says the secret to preventing cognitive decline is a lot simpler and cheaper. The latest research points to leafy green vegetables as the real brain food. Yes, your mom was right after all.

A five-year study conducted by the Memory and Aging Project and published this week in the journal Neurology looked at the brain health of nearly 1,000 participants.

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Eating leafy greens may help prevent memory loss

"A salad a day keeps brains 11 years younger," the Mail Online reports.

This oddly specific headline was prompted by new research into whether eating a diet high in leafy green vegetables protects against age-related memory loss and decline in thinking skills (cognitive abilities).

This study found eating approximately 1 serving a day of leafy green vegetables and foods rich in certain vitamins, such as vitamin K, may have some protective effect.

But it's too early to say such a diet could prevent dementia.

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