Leafy Green Vegetables are the new Nootropic?

Matthew Capowski

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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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