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Learn about healthy aging foods with articles, meal plans and recipes from EatingWell's food and nutrition experts.

Common Inflammatory Conditions & the Signs & Symptoms to Watch Out For

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Inflammation. It sounds bad, bad, bad and is seemingly on the rise, because it's showing up in every dinnertime conversation these days. The term is nonchalantly tossed around in locker rooms, wellness clinics and on your Facebook feed, and has become a catch-all phrase for health issues we can't quite explain. But here at EatingWell we like science, not sensationalism, so today we're going to break down exactly what the big bad "I word" is and what you can do to avoid it for real.

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.