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6 Superfoods You Should Eat After 50

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2. Dark-Green Leafy Vegetables

As you get older, your bones start to become weaker and softer, therefore, they need more calcium. That’s a mineral you can get from dark-green leafy vegetables and low-fat dairy. We’re talking about broccoli, spinach, kale, and arugula, which are also packed with fiber, provide heart-health benefits, and appear to promote muscle function.

A 2021 study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that folks who ate one cup of these superfoods per day had 11% stronger lower limbs. These results are backed by another study from Denmark, according to which those who consumed dark-green vegetables had a 12 to 26% lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

A third study published in the journal Neurology discovered that those people who follow a diet rich in these superfoods may face a lower risk of developing dementia.

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