9. Green Vegetables
‘Eat your vegetables, they’re good for you’ isn’t just an empty saying. They really are nutrient-dense and bring their own specific properties to the healthy brain food mix. Most of them are loaded with magnesium. The brain requires this nutrient for proper biochemical reactions or proper functioning. Spinach and Swiss Chard can also keep dementia at bay, according to a published study.
In the study, 950 adults were monitored for a period of five years. Some of them were given servings of green vegetables twice a day, while others were not. Those who had been given the vegetables were found to remain more mentally active for longer. Their brain decline was slower, even when factors such as genetics, disease, or a family history of Alzheimer’s were taken into account. These vegetables also contain loads of vitamins A and K, which are necessary for strong, healthy bones. As a result, your greens will help you age gracefully all around.