Senior Nutrition Advice...Antiaging Tips, Facts and Health Advice
Senior Nutrition Advice
Have you reached middle age, and worried about your long-term health and longevity? Well fear not...here are some good, sound health tips and senior nutrition advice that will go well with you into your golden years.
What is the best food to ease the symptoms of arthritis or gout
Cherry Aid...Cherries have all the answers. Scientists have found that eating just a few cherries a day can reduce the inflammation linked to these 2 conditions. The study also found that eating tart cherries could even have a more powerful anti-inflammatory effect than aspirin.
Go Bananas... Experts have found that eating 3 bananas a day could cut the risk of you having a stroke, by reducing your chance of suffering a blood clot of the brain by 21 percent.
Get Your 5 Portions... Probably the most important senior nutrition advice. A lack of certain antioxidant vitamins such as A and C has been shown to be a risk factor for cataracts. Get more vitamin A with calf's liver, eggs and cow's milk. And boost Vitamin C with kiwi fruits, oranges, red peppers, steamed broccoli, Brussels sprouts, blackcurrants and strawberries.
An apple a day...may keep alzheimer's away. According to researchers at Cornell University. Quercetin, an antioxidant which is found in apples, appears to protect brain cells from the damage that triggers disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. You will also find the chemical quercetin in blueberries, cranberries and onions..also you can get it in supplement form too.
Osteoporosis..should you care?
Apparently 80 percent of over-55's admitted they were not concerned about it, even though almost half of women in that age group will break a bone as a result of the disease, so says the National Osteoporosis Society. For the uninitiated, osteoporosis causes bones to weaken, and surprisingly is responsible for 40 premature deaths and 800 broken bones in the UK, every day.
Calcium is the key for helping to prevent it. So get munching more whitebait, low-fat dairy products, almonds, pumpkin seeds and green leafy veg...or top up your levels with a supplement.
Being fat...can ruin your eyesight. Believe it or not, obesity doubles your risk of developing age-related macular degeneration and cataracts..both common causes of blindness. Antioxidants to the rescue..a diet rich in them such as vitamins A, C and E will keep your eyes healthy.
Omega-3 supplements... can ease stress and depression related to the menopause as well as reduce the number of hot flushes..so says a Canadian University study.
You Can have coffee... A higher intake of coffee can reduce your risk of stroke rather than increase it. Harvard University research has found that women who quaff up to 4 cups a day are 20 percent less likely to have a stroke...especially if they don't smoke. And we all know about antioxidants in coffee don't we?
Step Out! How can you lower your risk of developing dementia by 40 percent? Walk for just 15 minutes, three times a day. Being more active may hold the key to slowing the progression of the illness, research shows. It is probably due to the increased level of blood flow to the brain, experts believe. Don't forget the antioxidants though. Vitamin C and vitamin E, betacarotene and flavonoids are also believed to protect against Alzheimer's. How do you up your intake of them? Eat more brightly colored fruit and veg, nuts and seeds.
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