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1-Day Healthy Aging Vegetarian Meal Plan 1,200 Calories

Incorporating more plant-based foods into your diet is a great way to boost your health at all stages of life. A vegetarian diet has been shown to reduce your risk of heart disease, type-2 diabetes and even certain types of cancer, thanks to more fiber and less saturated fat, among other things. In this 1-day vegetarian plan for healthy aging, we left out the meat but included lean sources of plant-based protein (like chickpeas and tofu), and used other healthy foods for aging like calcium-rich milk and yogurt, and fiber-filled berries, popcorn and flax seed.

1-Day Healthy-Aging Meal Plan: 1,200 calories

Energize your day the right way with this healthy meal plan, tailored to meet your daily nutrition needs as you age. With plenty of whole grains, lean proteins, fruits and vegetables, this plan provides adequate amounts of protein, fiber and calcium (nutrients you need more of as you age), and keeps the sodium low (below 1,500 mg). 

Healthy Aging Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Snacks

Should You Eat Collagen?

Submitted by admin on Wed, 05/10/2017 - 15:54

Collagen seems to be the nutrition craze du jour. People are adding collagen to coffee, smoothies and more in hopes that it will help promote anti-aging and alleviate wrinkles and arthritis symptoms. But does eating collagen equate to a healthier you? Here's a closer look at what collagen is, what it does and whether you should give it a try.

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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.

11 anti-aging drinks

Submitted by admin on Wed, 01/30/2013 - 11:12

Aging is inevitable. Sadly. And there are many variables involved in how long you live. But you can also add years to your life by making smarter food choices. Keep your mind razor-sharp and body finely honed with these 11 anti-aging drinks.

Anti-aging foods for your skin

Submitted by admin on Tue, 05/01/2012 - 12:32

As the weather warms and we all start spending more time outside, chances are you’re upping your sunscreen usage. But did you know that certain foods also shield your skin from the sun—and the damage it wreaks on your skin? It’s true (though that doesn’t give you carte blanche to ditch the sunscreen!).

Boost your defenses against skin cancer (the most common type of cancer) and help keep your skin looking younger with these 6 foods.

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.