April 2012 Issue

Eating for Healthy Aging

Consuming more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, soy foods, fish, nuts, and tea can help prevent the chronic diseases of aging.

You might not be able to turn back the hands of time for every wrinkle and body ache, but you can certainly reduce your risk or delay the onset of chronic diseases associated with aging, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases. Your daily food and activity choices can significantly lower your risk of developing such diseases, according to scientific evidence. Preventing these conditions can make the difference between living a long, vibrant life or a short life riddled with disease and disability.

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