In this case, your mother was right. “Eat your vegetables, they’re good for you” is good advice at every stage of life – and even better advice for slowing or preventing age-related mental decline.
The Power of Leafy Greens
Leafy greens such as kale, swiss chard and spinach are nutritional bargains as they are nutrient-dense and bring highly beneficial components to a healthy brain diet. Most are loaded with magnesium, which supports optimal biochemical reactions in the brain for proper functioning. A published study1 also credits spinach and swiss chard for keeping dementia at bay, according to Best Health Guide.