A Daily Serving of Leafy Greens

Daily serving of leafy greens may help slow age-related decline in memory, thinking skills

In “Science Now,” the Los Angeles Times (12/20, Healy) reports that “older people who ate at least one serving of leafy greens a day had a slower rate of decline on tests of memory and thinking skills than did people who rarely or never ate these vegetables,” researchers concluded. The study revealed that “after almost five years, regular consumers of such veggies as kale, spinach, collard greens and lettuce enjoyed a mental edge that was the equivalent of 11 years in age.” The findings were published online Dec. 20 in Neurology.