I’m not getting any younger, but I still want to do the things I did in my 30s and 40s like hiking, golf and tennis. I’m not dealing with any health concerns right now and I want to keep it that way by working more healthy whole foods into my diet. I do a lot of entertaining, too, and I’d like to start making those family feasts a little healthier!
What you eat has a tremendous impact on your health and longevity
The National Institute on Aging confirms that the free radicals produced during the normal process of metabolism play a central role in every age-related issue including type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease and stroke. In the past five years, an impressive body of research has emerged showing that antioxidants in colorful fruits and vegetables may protect the body and brain against free radicals and the ravages of aging. Other new research shows that restricting calories also helps eliminate those nefarious free radicals.
So what’s the answer? Meeting—not exceeding energy needs with primarily nutrient-dense foods (fruits, vegetables and whole grains) is an excellent idea. Processing those nutrient-dense foods in the Vitamix is an even better one.
Good nutrition gives you the energy to enjoy the people you love and the things you love to do
As you get older, good nutrition plays an increasingly important role in how well you age. Eating a low-salt, low-fat diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, and fiber can actually reduce your age-related risks of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, osteoporosis, and other chronic diseases. By eating a wide variety of fresh whole foods, you can easily get what your body needs.