Diabetes Forecast

Eating Vegetables May Protect Your Brain


Remember to eat your veggies—you may protect your brain. Harvard researchers tracked the diets of 27,842 men for 20 years. They were 51 years old, on average, when the study began, and nearly 8 percent had type 2 diabetes. Twice in the final four years, the participants answered questions designed to assess their memories and cognitive abilities. Those who ate nearly six servings of vegetables per day had a 34 percent lower risk for poor brain function than the men who ate fewer than two servings daily. At mealtime, aim to fill half your plate with nonstarchy veggies.
Source: Neurology, Jan. 1, 2019



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