had a 38 percent reduced probability of severe impairment of mental functions. The figure for fruit consumption was 21 percent. Yuang and his team found tomatoes, lettuce, Brussels sprouts, sprouts, bell peppers, honeydew melons and strawberries to be particularly beneficial for maintaining healthy brain functions. According to the study, however, vegetables rich in starch, citrus fruits and cabbage would not have this effect. So if you consume a lot of greens in your middle age, you’ll be making the best possible provision for your brain. Also, according to a study, high fruit juice consumption reduces memory loss by 35 per cent. Above all, fruit juices and especially orange juice have a protective effect even when drunk at an advanced age. The scientists assume that the carotenoids or antioxidants in the juices are good for the aging brain. However, it is not entirely clear whether eating fruit and vegetables alone protects the brain, or whether a healthy lifestyle in general has a positive effect on cognitive performance.
The main thing is: healthy and tasty food with lots of fruit and vegetables and long walks or nice bike tours are also something magnificent! We’ll toast to that right away – naturally with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice.