Can eating vegetables help you think?
We hear a lot about the problems of ‘mindless eating’ of junk food compared to the benefits of ‘mindful eating’ of real food, so it struck me as extraordinary that researchers seem to have found that eating vegetables may help make us more capable of being more thoughtful about what we eat.
Their discovery is that lutein (pronounced loo-teen) a nutrient and organic pigment found in kale, carrots, spinach, avocados, and eggs, may be effective in rejuvenating cognitive functions.
A nutrient and organic pigment, or carotenoid, found in a range of foods, lutein is not naturally found or made in our bodies, yet daily doses are terribly good for us, for example helping with eye health. This additional cognitive benefit is yet another good reason to eat some vegetables – and may even help you to think more about your diet as a result! Green beans, eggs and oranges can also contribute to your lutein intake.
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