THIS MONTH IS
Spinach Lovers Month -- You'd be wise to eat more spinach. According to a recent study, Popeye's favorite greens may help keep your brain younger and more active. Researchers at the University of South Florida recently found that rats who were given spinach supplements learned certain behaviors more quickly than rats who didn't get the supplements. The reason: Spinach contains high levels of vitamins C and E, along with several antioxidants known to protect cells from free-radical damage, says Paula Bickford, Ph.D., the study author. Scientists have long suspected that free-radical damage to cells increased the risk of developing Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.