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Diet & AGING
Frequently Asked Questions


Can you answer these questions?


1

What diet-related diseases are you at risk for as you age?

As you age, many things come into play when determining the risk factors for disease...

2

What are the best food choices to improve aging?

To some degree, the choice of foods for better aging is personal depending on what you consider an improvement in your aging process.

3

Is diet important for health and vitality in aging?

Definitely! Diet can control many aspects of how you feel and how much energy you have, no matter your age.

4

Why is it important to maintain a healthy weight as you get older?

Currently the #1 cause of preventable death in the United States is.....obesity.

5

Is portion control important as you age?

Yes. Do you want to know why?

6

What does nutrient dense mean?

Nutrient dense foods have the most nutrients with the fewest calories.

7

What are the best heart health foods?

Heart healthy foods help to reduce inflammation, and maintain healthy cholesterol and blood pressure levels.

8

What are the best fats to support heart health?

Choose healthy fats in the right amounts is key for optimal heart health.

9

What role do omega-3 fatty acids play?

Omega-3s are monounsaturated fats, and are responsible for many heart healthy effects in your body.

10

Does diet put women at higher risk for heart disease?

Diet is the leading cause of heart disease for both men and women.

11

What role do antioxidants play in the aging process?

Oxidative stress, caused by free radicals, is thought to contribute to aging. Antioxidants help reduce free radicals in the body.

12

Which foods reduce cancer risk?

Many of the causes of cancer remain unknown but antioxidants play a role in cancer prevention.

13

Does diet play a role in stroke risk?

Definitely!

14

Are there key nutrients for aging women?

Women need to focus on specific nutritional elements because of the risk of certain age-related diseases, eg. osteoporosis.

15

Are there key nutrients for aging men?

Men also need to focus on specific nutritional needs to remain healthy and active.

16

Is junk food putting you at risk?

Maybe, if you're eating it too much and/or too often .

17

Is a plant diet good for healthy aging?

Plant diets can be wonderful at any age, but you need to ensure that you get enough protein.

18

Can a good diet reduce wrinkles?

Many foods can help you reduce wrinkles.

19

Are there specific foods for optimal energy as you age?

Yes. As you get older, your nutritional profile changes.

20

Are there joint health-friendly foods?

Yes. Diet can help improve joint pain.

21

Are there foods that support bone health?

Yes, and building bone health as you age, should be a top priority.

22

What are the best workout fuel foods for ages 50+?

It's best to stay active and healthy throughout your life and learning how to properly fuel your workouts in important.

23

Should you cut back on sugar?

No matter how old or young you are, you should probably reduce your sugar intake.

24

Are there ways to make vegetables more enjoyable?

Fresh vegetables can be delicious. It's often a case of getting yourself accustomed to a vegetable-rich diet and finding the right recipes.

25

What are the best foods to boost immunity?

Preventing illness is one of the most important things you can do, especially as you age..

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