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Lutein in avocados found to protect the brain from effects of aging.
Jhoanna Robinson
Written by Jhoanna Robinson
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A new study showed that while green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale are a staple food of people who are looking to stay fit, they can also be used by people who are looking to retain their brain power. According to the study that was published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience and was conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, this was because these vegetables contained lutein, a carotenoid that, along with zeaxanthin, is usually associated with vision health.
Lutein cannot be manufactured by the body alone, and so must be obtained via diet.
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“Now there’s an additional reason to eat nutrient-rich foods such as green, leafy vegetables, eggs, and avocados,” Dr. Khan said.