They defined additional: “Eating your five a day may not be as fun as tucking into a takeaway, but did you know veggies can actually stop our brains from ageing?

“Evidence from International Food and Health Information suggests eating more vegetables can slow the gradual decline in cognitive abilities that occurs naturally as we age.

“While all veggies are likely to contribute, those in the cruciferous (brassicaceae) family have extra benefits thanks to their high fibre, folate, potassium, and vitamin content.

“Vegetables in this family include broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, kale, and rocket.”

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