Video: Neurological study: Salad a day could keep memory loss at bay

Video: Neurological study: Salad a day could keep memory loss at bay


>>Myra: YOU HAVE HEARD THE
OLD SAYING AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS
THE DOCTOR AWAY. NOW THERE’S NEW EVIDENCE
SUGGESTING THAT A SALAD A DAY
MAY KEEP MEMORY LOSS AT BAY. CONSUMER REPORTER HOR MOR
MARILYN MORITZ LOOKS AT WHY YOU
MAY WANT TO SPEND MORE TIME IN
THE PRODUCE AISLE.>>JUST HAVING A SALAD A DAY MAY
BE ONE OF THE KEYS TO BRAIN
HEALTH.>>Reporter: THE STUDY SHOWS
EATING LEAFY GREEN VEGGIES EVERY
DAY MAY PRESERVE MEMORY SKILLS.>>THEY ARE PACKED WITH FOLATE,
VITAMIN K, AND ANTIOXIDANTS AND
THESE ALL PLAY A ROLE IN BRAIN
HEALTH.>>Reporter: PEOPLE WHO ATE
LEAFY GREENS HAD BRAINS THAT
FUNCTIONED AS WELL AS PEOPLE 11
YEARS YOUNGER, COMPARED TO
PEOPLE WHO ATE LITTLE OR NONE.>>11 YEARS IS SIGNIFICANT, AND
WHAT THIS STUDY DOES IS IT ADDS
TO A GROWING BODY OF SCIENTIFIC
EVIDENCE THAT WE CAN MAKE REAL
CHANGES IN OUR RISKS FOR
DEMENTIA BY ALTERING OUR DIETS.>>Reporter: YOU DON’T HAVE TO
EAT BOWL AFTER BOWL EITHER. THE BENEFITS WERE SEEN IN PEOPLE
WHO ATE ONE AND A THIRD OF RAW
GREENS A DAY OR HALF A CUP OF
COOKED GREENS. THE FINDINGS COULD BE ANOTHER
TOOL FOR HELPING PEOPLE STAY
HEALTHY.>>AS THE POPULATION AGES THE
NUMBERS OF PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA
RISES SO IT’S CRITICALLY
IMPORTANT TO FIND EFFECTIVE
STRATEGIES TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
COGNITIVE DECLINE.>>Reporter: WORKING GREENS
INTO AT LEAST ONE MEAL A DAY
COULD BE A SIMPLE WAY TO PROMOTE
BRAIN HEALTH. MARILYN MORITZ, KSAT 12 NEWS.>>Myra: SEVERAL STUDIES
SUPPORT THE LINK BETWEEN DIET
AND COGNITIVE FUNCTION. NUTS, BERRIES,

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