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Healthful tips | Eating vegetables may keep your brain young

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM


Studies show that people over the age of 60 who eat more than two servings of vegetables a day had a 40 per cent slower rate of cognitive decline than those who eat one serving or less. Green, leafy vegetables such as callaloo, pak choi, cabbage, and lettuce are the most effective. They are all rich in vitamin E, a potent compound that fights the oxidative stress and inflammation that age the brain. Adding olive oil is even better because fat helps the body better absorb vitamin E.