Most people want to live a long life and reap the greatest amount of joy from it. However, with the detrimental changes in lifestyle (poor eating habits, lack of exercise) and the increasing pressures of life we’re experiencing, it’s becoming more and more challenging to meet these goals. For instance, weight issues are a rampant problem today — to the point that statistics reveal a growing number of toddlers are overweight and likely to become obese when they’re older.
Adjustments need to be made, both in physical activity and in nutrition, to reverse this trend. Today, we look at some of the nutritional considerations you may want to make for a longer and healthier life. Let’s start by checking out this article from the Huffington Post:
7 Nutrition Secrets to Live a Longer — and Healthier — Life
Let’s face it. We all want to live a longer — and healthier — life. Aging is inevitable but there are healthy habits we can create and foods we can enjoy to help prologue our lives. A nutrient dense diet along with a stress-free lifestyle goes hand in hand to promote longevity.
As a nutritionist, I regularly get asked how to help slow the aging process. Below are some simple tricks to help stop the clock.
- Go meatless.
Swapping meat for fish, beans, and legumes is a great way to fight inflammation and prevent aging. Indeed, consuming fish regularly has been shown to promote brain health. Fatty fish such as salmon and sardines also help boost our intake of omega 3 fatty acids, healthy fats also shown to promote heart health. Read more at Huffington Post…
While it is true that everyone will grow old, you can slow the aging process considerably by feeding your body nutrient-rich foods.
Fruits and vegetables are the core building blocks of a healthy diet. They supply our bodies with good calories, vitamins and fiber. The question you may have is how many servings of fruits and veggies should you get in a day? The following post has an answer for you:
Fruit and veg: For a longer life eat 10-a-day
Eating loads of fruit and vegetables — 10 portions a day — may give us longer lives, say researchers.
The study, by Imperial College London, calculated such eating habits could prevent 7.8 million premature deaths each year.
The team also identified specific fruit and veg that reduced the risk of cancer and heart disease.
The analysis showed even small amounts had a health boon, but more is even better.
A portion counts as 80g (3oz) of fruit or veg – the equivalent of a small banana, a pear or three heaped tablespoons of spinach or peas. Read more at BBC…
Like we said, you can’t go wrong eating lots of fruits and veggies. But, if 10 daily servings sounds over the top, start with a number that feels reasonable and slowly increase your intake over time.
Okay, now it’s time to incorporate a healthier protein into your diet. For this, you should take a serious look at eggs, which are referred to as the perfect protein in bodybuilding circles. The following post offers some interesting information:
Eggs: the key to a long and healthy life?
Emma Morano, born in Italy in 1889, attributes her long life to her diet specifically the two eggs a day she has eaten for the past 90 years.
What prompted her to embark on her egg-eating regimen? She was diagnosed with anaemia when she was just 20 and advised by her doctor to eat more eggs — advice she followed for the rest of her life.
Eggs for longevity: what our nutritionist says
So, could it be true? Are eggs really the secret to a long life?
We asked our resident nutritionist, Chrissy Freer, what the humble egg really has to offer. And it appears Emma may have stumbled upon a not-so-secret superfood. Read more at Taste…
Eating the low-calorie, low-fat, nutrient-rich foods we’ve talked about in this post will put you on the right general path for achieving your health goals. Eating a personalized diet that complements your body’s unique make-up will make your efforts even more efficient and effective.
Dr. Ann Miller is a chiropractor and nutrition expert who has guided many patients through the process of weight loss. Her approach offers a tailor-made diet that will allow you to lose weight without compromising your health. Using the exclusive ChiroThin Program, which was created specifically for chiropractors, Dr. Miller can help you get the results you’re looking for.
If you would like to schedule a nutrition and weight loss consultation with Dr. Miller, get in touch with her by phone at 585-396-0527, or through the contact form on her website.