29 May '18, 11am

A Plant-Based Diet Will Make Your Brain Bigger #care2

A Plant-Based Diet Will Make Your Brain Bigger #care2

If you’ve ever had a hard time eating your veggies, here’s some big news that could change your mind. Eating a healthy diet loaded with veggies can actually increase the size of your brain! That’s right: eating more plant-based foods has been shown to boost brain size, while regular consumption of inflammatory, sugary foods is associated with a smaller brain. And while this may not have a direct bearing on intelligence, it does indicate greater brain health. A study published in Neurology asked over 4,000 older people in the Netherlands (average age 66) about what they ate over the course of 10 years. Researchers then analyzed participants’ brain scans. And what they found was very interesting. Those who ate diets resembling the Mediterranean diet–rich in greens, fruits, healthy fats, and lean proteins–were found to have a larger total brain volume, as well as an increased...

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