According to a recent study conducted at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and published in the journal Nutrients, serum levels of the carotenoid lutein are linked to improved memory function in overweight and obese adults.
Lutein is classified as a xanthophyll, one of more than 500 carotenoids that occur naturally in many fruits and vegetables. It lends yellow color to egg yolks and is particularly in abundance in green leafy vegetables, such as kale and spina
This summer cocktail is as lovely to look at as it is refreshing. The first step is to make a simple syrup of fresh borage flowers and leaves, which is then combined with St. Germain (elderflower liquor available in most liquor stores), lime juice and club soda. To make the presentation complete, freeze borage flowers in ice cube trays and serve at cocktail hour. Use young, tender leaves for this recipe as older leaves are a bit hairy.
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