Apples are almost a magical fruit?eating an apple a day is good for diabetics and for the rest of us as well, but one kind of patient nobody thought it would help was people with Alzheimer's disease. But it turns out that there's a definite link between fruit and vegetable consumption and memory loss in the elderly. If you want to stay sharp, eat your vegetables!
Nutritionist Heidi Wengreen says, "We found that the group with the highest intake of fruits and vegetables scored better on the memory test than the group with the lowest intake. It appears that higher intake of fruits and vegetables may protect against memory loss in older adults."
Wengreen discovered how important fruits and vegetable are by analyzing questionnaires from more than 5,000 seniors, each of whom took regular standardized memory tests during an eight-year period, and also answered detailed questions about their dietary habits.
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