The latest nutrition news has found a link between dark greens and cognitive health! Research out of Rush University Medical Center found that adding more greens to your diet -- such as spinach, kale, collards and mustard greens -- helps reduce cognitive decline. Additionally, researchers pinpointed vitamin K as the nutrient responsible for the slower decline in cognitive skills.
Green leafy vegetables are one of the best sources of vitamin K. Scientists find that women consuming around 300 micrograms a day have greater bone density! And you don't have to eat much to reap the benefits. One cup of spinach has around 360 micrograms, brussel sprouts 235, and broccoli 113.
Research shows that vitamin K is definitely KING when it comes to bone health and that high intake of the nutrient is closely associated with bone density. The study found that vitamin K interacts with the body's chemistry to provide healthy bones. It works by allowing a particular protein to take its place in the skeletal structure!