In the midst of all of the frenzy over women and multivitamins and vitamin E and prostate cancer, an important news release got lost in the shuffle.
Researchers reported in the journal Cell that green cruciferous vegetables (such as bok choy and broccoli) contain a chemical signal that ensures that the immune cells in the skin and gut are functioning properly. In fact, the study found that when healthy mice were fed a “vegetable-poor” diet for several weeks, 70 to 80 percent of these protective immune cells disappeared.
That’s just one more reason, among many, to eat your greens…
In a study published in the journal Neurology, researchers from Rush University in Chicago discovered that eating an average of 2.8 or more servings of vegetables a day over a six-year period slowed cognitive decline by 38 to 40 percent. Those that provided the most powerful protection were leafy greens.
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