Your Mother Knew You Should Eat Your Greens

MonAugust14CI.jpg IN YOUR DAILY DOSE: today is research from the University of Illinois that  demonstrates your mom likely knew what she was talking about.

 MAKING CHANGES: Eating more green leafy vegetables may be as easy as adding a  salad to your lunch and dinner.

 FACT OR FICTION: What’s the strongest muscle in your body?


In The News

Researchers from the University of Illinois discovered that lutein in green leafy vegetables may help reduce your risk of cognitive decline as you age. Spinach and kale are two of the favorite green leafy vegetables of people who are interested in maintaining their health and fitness today - but they could also be keeping your cognitively fit as you age.

The study evaluated the dietary habits of 60 adults between 25 and 45 and found middle aged individuals with higher levels of lutein has neural responses that matched those of younger individuals. This information could spell a reduction in cognitive decline as you age.


Daily Health Tip

Eating greens is not as difficult as you might think - and the bottom line is that you are exactly what you eat.

Making Changes

You have one body and one opportunity to live this life. You can’t repeat today and you won’t get yesterday back. To be sure tomorrow is as good as you hope, you must pay attention to what you eat each and every day. One habit to get used to is including green leafy vegetables in your daily routine.

A simple spinach salad at lunch or dinner, or a side of kale or dandelion greens may be just enough for you to enjoy these benefits.


Daily Affirmation

I live according to my faith.
My faith plays a guiding role in my daily life. I put my beliefs into action.

Fact or Fiction?

Where do you think the strongest muscle in your body is? Legs carry you all day long, your back does some pretty hefty lifting and your arms can carry your children. But, it’s not any of those!

You might think the strongest muscle in your body is in your legs but you’d be wrong! It’s actually in your jaw. The masseter muscle is the strongest muscle based on weight. When all muscles in the jaw are working together they can close your teeth with a force up to 55 pounds on the incisors and 200 pounds on the molars.

Have a wonderful day!

Your Healthy Life America Team


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