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Men's Health (Singapore) - - NUTRITION -

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.”

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