Neurology magazine: leafy greens keep your brain sharp

A cup of salad may buy you 11 years of continued cognition

Another reason to eat your salad: 11 years of additional brain health!

NPR (National Public Radio) reports that neurologists tested a thousand people ages 58-99. Those who ate 1.3 servings (about 1-1/3 cups) of leafy greens daily slowed their cognitive decline by 11 years. The final report was published in the latest issue of Neurology magazine.

“My goal every day is to have a big salad,” says Candace Bishop, one of the study participants. “I get those bags of dark, leafy salad mixes.”

Does Bishop still feel sharp? “I’m still pretty damn bright,” she says with a giggle.

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