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MonteSano Donating Member (109 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:39 PM
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Study: Vegetables May Keep Brains Young
New research on vegetables and aging gives mothers another reason to say "I told you so." It found that eating vegetables appears to help keep the brain young and may slow the mental decline sometimes associated with growing old.

On measures of mental sharpness, older people who ate more than two servings of vegetables daily appeared about five years younger at the end of the six-year study than those who ate few or no vegetables.

The research in almost 2,000 Chicago-area men and women doesn't prove that vegetables reduce mental decline, but it adds to mounting evidence pointing in that direction. The findings also echo previous research in women only.

Green leafy vegetables including spinach, kale and collards appeared to be the most beneficial. The researchers said that may be because they contain healthy amounts of vitamin E, an antioxidant that is believed to help fight chemicals produced by the body that can damage cells.


http://apnews.myway.com/article/20061023/D8KUJ2E81.html
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:40 PM
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1. I ain't eatin' that spinach for a looooong time yet. nt
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Chipper Chat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:49 PM
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4. Try these:
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:51 PM
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5. That's a fruit.
Well, it is.
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Chipper Chat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:55 PM
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7. I was waiting for this LOL
Technically it is, but after eating 6000+ green-fried tomato sandwiches in my life I personally still consider it a vegetable. I know I know - all that grease!!!!
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:45 PM
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2. Not If Pesticides Were Used! (nt)
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Spinzonner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:47 PM
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3. Popeye looked pretty old to me

:-)
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nashville_brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:52 PM
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6. green, leafy
POT is also good for keeping the Alzheimer's away...
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:31 PM
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8. How can people not eat two or more servings?
Are they in a coma, fed intravenously?

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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 07:11 PM
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9. I'm eating brussels sprouts right now!
Vegetables are the best. You can pig out on veggies and still stay slim.
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