Popeye was right about spinach
EATING plenty of spinach washed down with orange juice is said to help slash the risk of early memory loss in men.
Those scoffing the leafy greens had a drop of up to 34 per cent, a study revealed.
Drinking orange juice too also protected against “poor thinking skills”, reducing risk by up to 49 per cent, a survey of 28,000 men over 20 years, by US university Harvard, found.
Lead researcher Dr Changzheng Yuan said: “Our studies provide further evidence dietary choices can be important to maintain brain health.
“One of the most important factors in this study is that we were able to research and track such a large group of men over 20 years.”
Participants ate varying amounts of leafy greens such as spinach, or red and orange vegetables and fruit.
The best results were for six daily servings.
A serving was half a cup of juice, two cups of leafy greens and one cup of raw vegetables or fruit.
While vegies boosted memory power, men who ate the most fruit each day only had a small protective effect.
Drinking orange juice can protect thinking skills in men.