Posts Tagged ‘longevity’

The Long Life Diet

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
A diet that supports health throughout your life is the foundation of vigorous senior years

A diet that supports health throughout your life is the foundation of vigorous senior years

The Surprising Facts About What Healthy People Eat to Reach Their 100th Birthday

A long life, enjoyed in good health, is a dream that many seek to realize. Yet while life span has been slowly increasing in developed countries, freedom from illness and disability is, unfortunately, not following the same trend. Researchers found that baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) had higher rates of many chronic diseases than their parents did at each age. Compared to the prior generation, baby boomer risks are at increased risk for:

• Diabetes: by 46%
• Hypertension: by 38%
• High cholesterol: almost 6 times the risk

An international survey of adults 65 or older in eleven industrialized countries found (more…)

Three Surprising Benefits of Whole Grains

Sunday, July 19th, 2015
People who ignore science would have you believe that, although the veggies in this picture are healthy, the whole grains in their midst are not. Research shows conclusively that the whole grains are excellent food as well, and have a long list of well-known health benefits

People who ignore science would have you believe that, although the veggies in this picture are healthy, the whole grains in their midst are not. Research shows conclusively that the whole grains are excellent foods as well, and have a long list of well-known health benefits

Whole Grains Are Healthy -And That Includes Whole Grain Bread

Whole grains have an image problem. Pervasive media stories and nutrition books warn that eating grains puts you at risk for obesity and chronic illness. When you look at the facts, however, whole grains are clearly health-promoting in numerous ways you can use to your advantage.

The choice becomes clearer once you understand what these foods are. Whole grains are the seeds (more…)

The Healthy Longevity Secret

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Getting older does not have to mean slowing down.

Six Ways Whole Foods Fuel Long and Active Years

An enjoyable retirement is a great American dream. People save up financially for decades, often planning to spend retirement traveling, with family, and fulfilling long-postponed goals.

The sad fact is that many have their retirement kidnapped by poor health. Americans with Medicare see an average of seven different physicians in a year. Even at age 55, more than half of people have more than one chronic health condition. These medical problems vacuum up money needed for more fun and meaningful activities. The pain and disability of illness are potent barriers to desired activities and quality of life. Yet much of this suffering can be avoided and even reversed.

Whole plant foods are healthy life span enhancers that work together as a powerful team. Here are six reasons why.

• Protective phytochemicals

• Perfectly packaged nutrition (more…)