EAT BETTER RIGHT NOW
Keep It Green
Verdant vegetables may slow brain ageing. People who ate the most leafy greens (one serving daily) showed a cognitive equivalent of being 11 years younger than those who ate the least, found a Neurology study. Credit the neuroprotective nutrients lutein, folate, and phylloquinone. Fill up on the greens the scientists studied: spinach, kale, and collards.
Unleash the Purple Diabetes Eater
76 THE PERCENTAGE OF ADVERTISEMENTS DURING MAJOR TELEVISED SPORTING EVENTS THAT PROMOTE JUNK FOOD. SOURCE: Pediatrics
Red cabbage, blackberries, and eggplant are purple, in part, due to potent antioxidants called anthocyanins. These compounds may fight type 2 diabetes, reports a review by Polish researchers. How? Anthocyanins may help regulate blood glucose and reduce insulin resistance.
Give Junk Some Space
Resistance is a game of centimetres — about 71cm. UK researchers found that people were up to 63 percent more likely to eat from a candy bowl if it was positioned about 20cm away than if it was about 71cm away. Even this short distance may increase “perceived effort.”