Bright fruits and vegetables prevent ALS
If you need a new reason to up your consumption of fruits and vegetables, here’s another: A study published in the journal Annals of Neurology found that brightly colored fruits and vegetables can prevent or slow the onset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
More commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, ALS is a degenerative neurological disease that between 20,000 to 30,000 Americans and attacks nerve cells in the body, eventually causing paralysis and death. There is no known cure.
Brightly colored fruits and vegetables, specifically fruits and vegetables that are yellow, orange or red in color, and loaded with carotenoids, a dietary source of Vitamin A. The researchers also found that people who ate dark green vegetables had a lower risk of ALS.