A new Harvard study highlights another reason why mother’s advice to “eat your veggies” is spot on for long-term health and, in particular, cognitive health. The study that started in 1986 and followed 27,842 men for 26 years was designed to highlight the impact of fruits and vegetables on subjective cognitive function (SCF). The subjects were asked to fill out detailed dietary surveys about their food and drink intake. They also answered questions regarding their ability to think and remember things.
Regardless of what diet you follow, some of the most important nutrients you’ll find come from plant intake. Eating your vegetables isn’t always the easiest for many. I know as a child, it was difficult for me. The phytonutrients and antioxidants derived from certain vegetables play a key role in your health and keeping you healthy. Unfortunately, most of the produce we get at the stores are not as nutrient dense as they were decades ago. Traditional agricultural ways have depleted the minerals within the soil that we grow our produce on. Supplementing some of your greens is an easy way of getting your daily intake but also at the highest quality. Nitrogreens is my go to product that I use for myself and children. I personally like to add a scoop of organic cacao powder in mine for more benefits and flavoring too. If you were looking to clean up your diet for the New Year, this is a great starting point.
Happy New Year to you and your family!
My 1 year old son back in 2016.