Older people who eat one cup of leafy green vegetables every day will see improved muscle function, according to new research. Photo: Getty Images Older people who eat one cup of leafy green vegetables every day will see improved muscle function, according to new research. Photo: Getty Images
Older people who eat one cup of leafy green vegetables every day will see improved muscle function, according to new research. Photo: Getty Images
Wellness

How to age well: eat your greens to strengthen your limbs and stay mobile, scientists say

  • Poor muscle function is linked to greater risk of falls and fractures as we age. Eating leafy green vegetables daily improves muscle function, research shows
  • People who consumed a nitrate-rich diet, predominantly from vegetables, had significantly better muscle function in their legs and walked faster, a study found

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Older people who eat one cup of leafy green vegetables every day will see improved muscle function, according to new research. Photo: Getty Images Older people who eat one cup of leafy green vegetables every day will see improved muscle function, according to new research. Photo: Getty Images
Older people who eat one cup of leafy green vegetables every day will see improved muscle function, according to new research. Photo: Getty Images
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