Green Superfood Isn’t Just For Your Body — It’s For Your Brain, Too

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We all did our best to avoid leafy greens when we were kids. Vegetables like spinach, kale, and broccoli were the looming monsters of the dinner table, and not even Popeye could convince us otherwise. As we grew older, most of us realized that Popeye was right — spinach is great for your body. But studies are showing that it’s great for your brain, too.

Green For Good Memory

A study recently conducted by the Rush Medical Center found that leafy greens decrease risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. According to their findings:

“People who ate one or two portions of leafy greens every day had the cognitive abilities of a person 11 years younger who did not eat leafy greens regularly.”

So eating your spinach isn’t just going to keep your body strong — it’s also going to keep your mind strong. And more and more these days, you have a great number of options as to how to get your greens — it’s not just creamed spinach any more.

How to Get Your Greens

One of the easiest ways to get your greens in a delicious way is in smoothies and juices. If you’re like a lot of people, veggies like kale and brussels sprouts aren’t your favorite — but now, you can blend them in with apples, bananas, and carrots, and not taste them at all.

Grow Your Own Greens

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It can also be very rewarding and therapeutic to grow your own vegetables. You don’t even have to grow a garden outside — you can now grow microgreens right in your kitchen. Microgreens are just tiny versions of veggies like lettuce, kale, spinach, radish, and beets.

Microgreens can make a great addition to meat entrées, and also add a burst of flavor to a salad or smoothie. What’s more — you get a little patch of bright green life, right in your kitchen.