Oct 23, 2006
By: Caroline Latham
Now the longer answer …
“On measures of mental sharpness, older people who ate more than two servings of vegetables daily appeared about five years younger at the end of the six-year study than those who ate few or no vegetables.”
The Associated Press reported on this Chicago-based, 6-yearÃ‚Â studyÃ‚Â of healthy seniors aged 65 and older. Interestingly, the results showed green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale and collards slowed age-related cognitive decline, while there was no apparent benefit from eatingÃ‚Â fruitÃ‚Â – suggesting that the effect wasn’t due to merely a healthy diet, but instead something specific to the vegetables. Vitamin E and healthy fats that help you absorb antioxidants were given most of the credit, but exercise also correlated with better results.
The Four Pillars of Good Health:
- Physical Fitness
- Brain Fitness
- Good Nutrition
- Reduced Stress
Keep working on each pillar. They all take work and commitment, but if you stick to it, you can have a healthier life with more time to spend on the things you love rather than recuperating from illness.