North Central New Jersey Edition
Bookmark and Share Email this page Email Print this page Print Feed Feed

Lutein in Greens and Eggs Slows Cognitive Aging

Foods for Thought

Natali Zakharova/Shutterstock.com

Healthy diet options of spinach and kale may also help keep our brains fit. In a study from the University of Illinois appearing in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 60 adults between 25 and 45 years old having higher levels of lutein, a nutrient found in green, leafy vegetables, avocados and eggs, had neural responses more on par with younger people than others of their own age. Lutein is a nutrient that the body can’t make on its own, so it must be acquired through diet. It accumulates in brain tissues and the eyes, which allows researchers to measure levels without using invasive techniques.


This article appears in the January 2018 issue of Natural Awakenings.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

Kirtan and Chanting with Girish at Purple Om Yoga

Girish is an accomplished musician, former monk and a loving wordsmith who links lyrics and rhythm in a blissful musical event.

Empathic Journeys Counseling Opens in Parsippany

The new practice will offer counseling services for children, adolescents, teens, adults, couples and families, utilizing a strengths-based approach.

Soshimsa Zen Center Open House

The Zen Center offers meditation classes, traditional Buddhist services and community outreach.

Restore Yourself with Restorative Yoga

Today I would like to introduce you to one of yoga’s sweet gifts to the world: the style of restorative yoga.

Be Heard. Make a Difference.

As young adults and teens, we need to start taking action on issues where we want to see something changed.

Add your comment: