As we go older, we lose our memory slowly, but the experts found out that vegetables, particularly green leafy vegetables will preserve our mental edge. According to the experts, people who continued two or more vegetable a day has a 35% to 40% decrease in the decline in thinking ability over six years. That's the equivalent of being five years younger in age.
Experts suspects that vegetables may help protect memory and thinking speed because they contain high amounts of vitamin E, an anti-oxidant that can help reduce the damage cause by free radicals, unstable oxygen molecules that can damage neurons in the brain and contribute to dementia. They also found out that vitamin E in Food, protected against cognitive decline and development of Alzeimer's Disease.
When we eat vegetables, we tend to put the good fats on them, such as an oil-based salad dressing on salads, healthy-fat mayonnaise on coleslaw, and healthy fat margarine on vegetables. Such fats help absorb the vitamin E, and perhaps are also beneficial to the brain,