The salad helps not only your figure but also your memory: eating one salad a day rejuvenates the brain by 11 years. Researchers confirmed this.

The salad helps not only your figure but also your memory: eating one salad a day rejuvenates the brain by 11 years. Confirmation comes from researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago who published their study conducted by researcher Martha Clare Morris in the Neurology journal. How is it possible?

The study. To reach this conclusion, the scientists involved, for an average period of 4.7 years, 960 people with an average age of 81 years, without dementia problems, who were asked to eat three vegetables every day: lettuce , cabbage and spinach. Obviously the participants were divided into groups: some consumed an average of 1.3 portions a day, others ate less and therefore an average consumption of just 0.1 servings a day and others  practically did not eat any vegetables.

The tests carried out. The 960 people were subjected annually to some tests useful for assessing cognitive abilities and memory and the data collected showed that the elderly ones who ate at least a portion of these vegetables a day had fewer memory problems over time and more cognitive abilities than who did not eat any at all. Experts estimate that, given the same age and environmental factors, the daily consumption of these vegetables would have an advantage over the brain equal to 11 years of life: in short, the brain of salad eaters would be younger by 11 years.

Be careful, anyway. However, this type of study alone is not sufficient to demonstrate a cause-and-effect relationship with certainty: in short, it is not really sure that a constant and daily consumption of vegetables can certainly improve brain health. However, given the general benefits of these foods on our organism, there is no harm in trying.