Looking Toward Our Future: Insuring Good Health In Our Later Years

When we were 14 years old, it seemed we could eat anything we wanted. Time was on our side and we didn’t have to worry much about our health. But, there often are changes coming to our health as we age that will be getting our attention.

Although, our taste in food modifies itself as we mature, certain foods and drink require us to get used to them. These are acquired tastes. We get set in our eating habits, but will likely develop a few aches and pains we never had before. Do we assume this to be normal and accept it as part of the aging process?

I am sure we can agree an unhealthy person who is experiencing pain and discomfort in his daily life is not likely going to be a happy person. They may be plagued with certain ailments, conditions and disease. But, is there a solution in preventing ill health in the first place?

‘Research has shown that the foods you eat influence your health. Eating certain foods, such as fruits and nuts, has been associated with reduced death rates, while other foods, such as red meat and processed meat, have been linked to increased mortality [1 nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/vegetarian-diets-linked-lower-mortality]’.

Nowadays, more and more, it is believed what we eat can change the balance of our health. Many studies and research has proven eating a plant based whole food diet brings weight loss, better health and longer life more than any other way of eating.

I am getting up there in the years and I too believe how one eats can make the difference between sickness and vibrant health. But, what does one eat? And, will he like it? Furthermore, how will we know for certain food can cure what’s ailing us? How I eat, here.

‘Although, there are no guarantees in how long one will live, we can look to other cultures where health statistics have been gathered, measured and studied’ ~ your author

For example, the Japanese are known to live longer if they haven’t adopted the western way of eating. Additionally, seventh day Adventists who reside in Loma Linda, California, are among those who live longest.

In conclusion, personally, through my own research and experience, I have found the common theme to improved health, staying trim and longevity is eating plant based whole food. Continued, here.

Source- 1 URL nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/vegetarian-diets-linked-lower-mortality
Website Title National Institutes of Health
Publication Day 31
Publication Month March
Publication Year 2016
Access Day 19
Access Month september
Access Year 2019
Article Title Vegetarian Diets Linked to Lower Mortality

Note- before you change your diet talk to your doctor.

 

 

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