Spinach's vitamin A, lutein, and zeaxanthin prevent eye damage and ageing. 6 mg of lutein and zeaxanthin per day reduces AMD risk.
Low-oxalate, calcium-rich kale. Oxalate hinders calcium absorption, so selecting a vegetable that contains calcium but not oxalate is crucial for bone health.
After age 50, bone mineral density declines as bone breakdown outpaces bone synthesis, making us more prone to osteomalacia and osteoporosis.
Dietitian debunks the idea that romaine lettuce has little nutritional value. Romaine and other leaf lettuces include vitamin A, potassium, and fibre.
Because romaine lettuce is popular, accessible, and economical, it's the simplest "gateway" green to promote.
Romaine lettuce has only 10 calories per cup, which helps maintain weight in line after 50. Wrap your next spring roll or taco with romaine lettuce.
40% of adults over 65 have osteoarthritis, the most prevalent chronic joint illness. Anti-inflammatory diets protect joints best.
Broccoli is included and contains glucosinolate. Glucosinolates help reduce cartilage breakdown, protecting joints.
Swiss chard is last. The MIND diet recommends eating dark leafy greens every day.
Dark leafy greens are part of the MIND diet, which may prevent Alzheimer's dementia. Swiss chard is great in stir-fries and soups.