5 Nutrition Tips to Help You Age Well

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You can reduce the risk of various diseases associated with aging. The good news is it's never too late to start.

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Avoid Processed Meat

A Harvard University review found that daily servings of processed meats such as bacon and bacon sausages increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes and other studies have linked processed meats to colon risk. Cancer

Many people can't eat our blueberries every day. But the lesson is that you can include fruits and vegetables, blueberries, spinach, cherries and cabbage in your diet. Carotenoids are rich in fiber and nutrients.

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Skip Packaged Foods

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How do you know if a food has been processed? A good indicator is if it is in a package that needs to be unpacked. Think granola chips, junk food, fast food, frozen pizza and more. Of course there are some exceptions to this rule. Some good-for-you raw whole foods are packaged as needed. Consider adding some nuts, eggs, olive oil and milk.

Try to live by the one component principle

If the packaged food contains only one ingredient (such as ground turkey) this may be a reasonable choice.

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What about supplements?

 Best tip: Save money on it and invest it in buying a new pair of running shoes for a gym membership or a delicious healthy meal with family and other loved ones. They tend to do more for your emotional and physical health than supplements.

Study after study refutes the benefits of taking additional medications.

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