ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Will a salad a day keep memory problems away?

In a study with 960 participants of Memory and Aging Project (age 58-99 years), it was reported that consumption of approximately 1 serving per day of green leafy vegetables and foods rich in phylloquinone, lutein, nitrate, folate, α-tocopherol, and kaempferol may help to slow cognitive decline with aging.

Morris MC et al proposed that consumption of green leafy vegetables may help to slow decline in cognitive abilities with older age, perhaps due to the neuroprotective actions of lutein, folate, β-carotene, and phylloquinone. The addition of a daily serving of green leafy vegetables to one’s diet may be a simple way to contribute to brain health.