Ready for yet another reason to eat your vegetables? In addition to the innumerable health and economic downsides, a diet high in fatty, sugary foods can contribute to Alzheimer’s. This association is nothing new. Researches announced in 2005 findings that showed people suffering from type 2 diabetes are two to three times more likely to be struck by Alzheimer’s than the general population. Now the connection is all the more clear: the more junk foods one eats, the more likely one is to develop this mentally debilitating disease.
35 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer’s, and with an aging population that number is sure to grow. There is still research to be done, but there is enough evidence to make a strong case for eating your broccoli. Yet another reason, and possibly the best one so far, to grow greens in your own backyard.