Healthy Aging

Eat this to live longer

Submitted by admin on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 10:01

Imagine if there was a food (or category of foods) that could single-handedly lengthen your life.

Well, such a wonder food may actually exist.

A new study published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), showed that people who ate a 1-ounce serving of nuts seven or more times each week had a 20 percent lower death rate than those who didn’t eat any.

Diet Tricks to Help You Live Longer

Submitted by admin on Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:32

Easy tricks to help you live a longer, healthier life.

Good genes have a lot to do with how long you’ll live. So does chance. But more and more, research shows that healthy habits can keep you living longer and better. What good eating habits seem to predict a long life? According to research, there are a few things you can do diet-wise to add years to your life.

3 diet tricks of people who live longer

Submitted by admin on Wed, 07/27/2011 - 10:10
My grandfather passed away last month. He was 95—and independent, healthy, funny and mentally sharp, till the very end. My grandmother (his wife of 70 years), 91, is alive and well. At my grandfather’s funeral services, I marveled at the number of folks—family and friends—in their late eighties and early nineties who came to pay their respects.

Foods to Keep Your Brain Young

Submitted by admin on Fri, 03/04/2011 - 14:43
The right foods can keep your brain young. Start with these colorful veggies. Carrots for memory. Carrots—along with bell peppers, celery, rosemary and thyme—contain luteolin, a flavonoid believed to reduce inflammation that can lead to cognitive decline. In a study published in the October 2010 issue of The Journal of Nutrition, mice that ate a diet that included luteolin had better spatial memory (e.g., how quickly they found a platform in a water maze) and less inflammation than mice who didn’t get any luteolin.

Healthy Aging Quick Tips

Submitted by admin on Thu, 03/25/2010 - 12:50

Age gracefully and healthfully with these tips.

We all know that aging is inevitable, and you’re probably well aware of the changes you can see, but there are also less obvious changes happening inside your body that impact your nutritional needs. To keep you feeling good inside and out, here are our top tips to help you age gracefully and healthfully.

Five Tips For Eye Health

Submitted by admin on Wed, 08/26/2009 - 10:55
Five Tips For Eye Health

Healthy ways to help protect your eyesight and ward off vision loss.

More than 8 million Americans are facing a vision problem that can’t be corrected so easily: age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a leading cause of blindness in people over age 60 and while the signs of AMD may not show up until late in life, much of the damage occurs decades earlier.

New Reasons to Love Eggs

Submitted by admin on Mon, 08/17/2009 - 16:15
Research shows links to reduced risk for age-related macular degeneration.
Those brightly dyed Easter eggs look pretty—and may help you see better, too, suggests new research in the Journal of Nutrition. Egg yolks contain lutein and zeaxanthin, carotenoid compounds that mounting research links with reduced risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

A Natural Solution for Hot Flashes

Submitted by admin on Tue, 08/11/2009 - 16:22
Feeling hot, hot, hot? If menopause is the cause, omega-3 fats may help, suggests a new study in the journal Menopause. Researchers gave a group of menopausal women capsules containing EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)—the omega-3 fats found in fish. A second group got capsules of sunflower oil (no omega-3s). After eight weeks, only those in the omega-3s group reported fewer hot flashes. Scientists aren’t sure how the omega-3s might reduce hot flashes (or even what causes hot flashes in the first place).

Healthy Aging Diet Guidelines

Submitted by admin on Thu, 07/30/2009 - 16:10
Aging is inevitable. The so-called fountain of youth? Sadly, just a beautiful fantasy. Still, you can exert some control over your decade-by-decade destiny. By following a healthy lifestyle—that is, eating a nutrient-packed diet and staying active throughout life (or starting right now)—you can help slow the aging process and perhaps even stave off age-related chronic diseases, including osteoporosis, diabetes and heart disease. While basic nutrition needs remain pretty constant throughout life, requirements for specific nutrients may increase—or decrease—slightly as you get older.