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5 Foods That Can Actually Help Prevent Gray Hair

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1-Day High-Fiber Healthy-Aging Meal Plan: 1,200 Calories

As you age, your nutrient needs change. Getting enough of certain nutrients, like fiber, calcium and protein help to keep you feeling healthy and strong. Fiber is super important for not only keeping digestion regular but research also credits eating more fiber with weight loss, a healthy heart and a decreased risk of diabetes. Protein is needed for just about every process in the body, from repairing damaged cells to maintaining muscle mass, which becomes increasingly important as you age.

The Best & Worst Foods for Your Joints

Our immune system is quite powerful, and protects us from various potential infections daily. But it can go awry, and sometimes the result is an autoimmune condition like arthritis. Your genetics play a large role in whether or not you develop arthritis—including psoriatic arthritis—or any other autoimmune condition. Your environment is another factor—and that includes your diet. Put another way: what you eat may exacerbate or temper your arthritis and the symptoms that go along with it.

Anti-Aging Foods For Your Skin

Submitted by admin on Tue, 04/23/2019 - 14:00

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When it comes to beautiful skin, we often lean heavily on what we can put on—or in (hello, injectables)—our skin, like face and eye creams, or sunscreen. Turns out, what you put in your body as part of your daily diet can help keep you looking youthful, too—as well as help fight inflammation, which plays a role in physical ailments such as psoriatic arthritis and diabetes.

Developing Diabetes Before 40 Could Shorten Your Life By a Decade

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Both obesity and type 2 diabetes have been on the rise in adolescents and young adults over the last 30-40 years. While the potential long-term consequences of obesity have been well documented, scientists are now beginning to study the effects of an early type 2 diabetes diagnosis.

Should You Eat Collagen?

Submitted by admin on Mon, 01/07/2019 - 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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