Antidotes for Aging Parts

7 ways to maintain your health and prevent disease as you age.

November/December 2007

By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D.

7 Ways to Keep Your Body Young

From your head to your toes and in between, here’s what to eat to help ward off aging starting in your twenties and into your fifties, sixties and beyond.

Brain

From our mid-twenties on, the brain—particularly the frontal lobe, where much of problem-solving and short-term memory is processed—shrinks at a rate of 2 percent per decade. A 2006 study in Neurology showed that people who ate two or more daily servings of vegetables, especially leafy greens, had the mental focus of people five years their junior.

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