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Keeping a sharp mind thru food

Posted Dec 16 2009 1:36pm

As you get older, having an antioxidant-rich diet can increase your chances of having better cognitive function. Health food for seniors Researchers from Germany worked with a team from Temple University in Philadelphia and Perugia University in Italy to compare the relationship between fruit and vegetable intake and the cognitive performance of 193 healthy men and women from ages 45 to 102. Subjects who consumed about 400 grams or 14 ounces daily had higher plasma antioxidant levels, lower free-radical damage indicators and better cognitive function than those who ate less than 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of fruits and vegetables per day. These findings were independent of other factors than can influence antioxidant and cognitive status such as age, gender, body mass index, education level, and cholesterol, triglyceride and liver protein albumin levels.

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