Saturday, March 21, 2009

Can fruits and vegetables really improve brain power?

Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables definitely adds variety and nutrition to your eating plan, but what other health benefits do they provide?

Phytochemicals are plant compounds found in many fruits and vegetables that are thought to help prevent certain disorders. Researchers are looking at these compounds found in blueberries, strawberries and spinach and how they may affect memory.

Some plant compounds also aid in preventing macular degeneration, the most common cause of blindness after the age of 50.

Enjoying more broccoli, kale, spinach and kiwi may help preserve memory and prevent other vision problems. Although research continues, increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables will provide you with the vitamins and minerals your body needs and give variety and color to your meals.

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