Many people want to lavish in a great life lived and wish for their children to be smart. That comes with a great memory. A recent study done in the University of Illinois has found that eating foods rich in lutein will help to promote a healthy brain. Examples of foods containing lutein include many leafy vegetables. There are many ways to promote a healthy brain, but lutein is just another step to provide a healthier and more productive mind.
- The study did not specify the amount of lutein that is needed for ultimate brain protection and only concluded that more levels of the vitamin meant a better chance at brain health preservation.
- While a definitive and direct correlation between nutrition and brain health has yet to be proven beyond a doubt, Mount Sinai neuroscientist Dr. Graham Collingridge says diet still remains an important factor for a healthy brain.
- It’s very difficult to prove a direct cause and effect association between any different food and memory.
“While focusing on the temporal cortex of the brain – a region that helps preserve crystallized intelligence – researchers found that those with higher lutein levels tended to do better on tests.”