Ready to make changes today that will ensure a healthy tomorrow? See how eating right can improve your total well-being — and help you discover A NEW WAY TO AGE. It’s amazing to realize that you have the power to affect your health and longevity, right at your fingertips. You can choose to eat smart, promoting your overall health, and preventing problems before they become an issue. Your good nutrition plan is your life plan, keeping you looking and feeling vital today, and for years to come. Let’s start with the basics. Nutrition is the process of eating foods necessary to keep our bodies healthy. The basic food groups are vegetables, fruits, grains, dairy, and protein. A big part of a recommended nutritious lifestyle consists of eating a variety of fresh vegetables, fruits, and whole-grains. Lean meats, such as poultry, fish, beans, and low-fat dairy products, are also a good idea, along with drinking plenty of water. And try to limit salt, sugar, saturated and trans fats in your diet.
What are Some Important Vitamins and Minerals?
Eating right is important no matter what your age, but as we get older, certain nutrients become more essential to good health. We require fewer calories since we are less active and our metabolism is slower, so our calories really need to focus on high nutrient rich foods. For example, as we age, we need more calcium and Vitamin D to help maintain bone health, like that found in low-fat or fat-free milk and yogurt. Dark leafy green vegetables are also a great source of calcium. Add Vitamin B12 to the list, such as in lean meat and seafood, since as we age our body's ability to absorb B12 declines. B12 is a necessity, as it regulates the metabolism, maintains the central nervous system, helps with brain function, and more. Increase your potassium too, from fruits, vegetables, low-fat and fat-free milk. Potassium, combined with a low salt diet, is found to help maintain healthy blood pressure. Then of course, you may want to increase your fiber intake, like from whole-grain bread, beans, peas, and some fruits and vegetables. Fiber not only keeps you regular, but it may reduce the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Antioxidants from vegetables and fruits are good choices as well, as they are believed to play a role in preventing the development of chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Also keep your eye on fats, as foods that are low in saturated, trans fats and cholesterol may lower your chances of heart disease. Even if you eat nourishing foods, you may still require additional vitamins and supplements, like those from Forever Health.
Find a Practitioner in Your Area
The first step to customizing a nutrition plan that will help you look and feel your best, is finding the right practitioner. You’ll want a practitioner who is knowledgeable and experienced in nutrition, and who will provide you with guidance and expert care. Just like the practitioners you’ll find in the Forever Health Network. Forever Health makes it possible for you to connect with qualified practitioners who specialize in nutrition and optimal health. Like us, they passionately believe that everyone deserves access to integrative medicine, which includes BHRT, environmental medicine, vitamins, supplements, and cutting-edge, quality-of-life treatment. Finding a practitioner in your area through the Forever Health Practitioner Network is free of charge. And it starts right here!Find a Practitioner