New USA research suggests that eating green vegetables helps women retain their memory.

A study performed at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that women in their 60s who ate more cruciferous and green leafy vegetables containing B vitamins and antioxidants such as broccoli, cauliflower and spinach went on to show less overall memory loss in their 70s.

Meanwhile, another study from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, indicated that men and women with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and obesity in middle age ran a six-fold greater risk of acquiring Alzheimer’s disease than people without any of these traits.