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Vegetables - they make you think From correspondents in Chicago Article from: Agence France-Presse VEGETABLES are brain food, according to new US study showing vegies can help prevent cognitive decline in the elderly. "Compared to people who consumed less than one serving of vegetables a day, people who ate at least 2.8 servings of vegetables a day saw their rate of cognitive change slow by roughly 40 per cent," study author Martha Clare Morris of Rush University Medical Centre in Chicago said. "This decrease is equivalent to about five years of younger age." Researchers followed the eating habits of 3718 senior citizens over a six-year period and found that consumption especially of green leafy vegetables were linked to a slowing of cognitive decline. They also found that the older the person, the greater the impact of eating more than two servings of vegetables a day. Researchers said they were surprised that fruit showed no link to reducing memory loss. "This was unanticipated and raises several questions," said Ms Morris. "It may be due to vegetables containing high amounts of vitamin E, which helps lowers the risk of cognitive decline. Vegetables, but not fruits, are also typically consumed with added fats such as salad dressings, and fats increase the absorption of vitamin E. Further study is required to understand why fruit is not associated with cognitive change. The study is published in the October 24 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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My intake of meat is minimal, but I always make sure that the vegetables and fruits I eat are top quality. For me, that means it's produced at a local farm. Websites like HODXpress make it easy for us to do our groceries from local farms and markets, I feel there is no excuse to NOT shop organic & biological produce... I wish more people knew the significance of this...
 
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