Longevity is affected by genetic traits and environmental factors. Research shows that nutrition is a major determinant in longevity, and a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables, complex carbohydrates, fish and adequate water may extend life of not only the young, but the elderly population as well.
According to a recent governmental nutrition study, Americans are consistently eating far below the daily recommended suggested servings of fruits and vegetables, which provide the best variety of vitamins and minerals. In fact, 69 % of Americans do not get enough green; 78 % fail to get enough red; 86 % don’t get enough white; 88 % don’t get enough purple and blue; and 79 % do not get enough yellow and orange. Not just that, we tend to eat the same few produce over and over again.Take a Tour
Making healthy meals takes some planning. But that can be difficult for working parents struggling to get home in time to pick their kids up from their latest extracurricular activity, or trying to feed a child that only wants processed foods like macaroni and cheese or pizza at every meal. Do not fret. Small changes in daily routine, nutritional understanding and fitness awareness can make huge differences in your family’s overall health. Incorporating healthy and nutritious foods into your family’s bellies can be done, but it may take a little work.Take a Tour
Eating healthy does not have to cost the whole pay check! Fruits, vegetables, and whole foods in general are pricey and when you are trying to feed a family of four on a budget, choosing nutrient dense foods without draining your wallet may seem difficult. Where are the coupons for healthy, fresh good-for-you foods? Guess what? Some of the healthiest foods in the world are quite affordable. Cheap, even. From veggies to whole grains and everywhere in between, the following list highlights the best superfoods available in a typical grocery store or at your local farmer’s market. The best part is that you can purchase all of these for under $20!Take a Tour
Every cell in your body needs a steady supply of oxygen and nutrients in order to stay alive and work properly, including brain cells. Because oxygen and nutrients are carried in the blood stream, anything that impedes blood flow will starve those all-important brain cells. Overall, play great importance to one’s overall diet when supporting memory functioning and optimization (rather than any individual food or particular dietary supplement). When it comes to healthy nervous and cardiovascular systems, remember that body movement and exercise is just as important as food and stress onto the body, which are all holistic pillars of wellness.Take a Tour
Have you been wondering about the health benefits of goji berries and goji juice? Some claim that goji berries are the next fountain of youth. But what is the goji berry and can it really prevent chronic illness? And do dried goji berries have side effects? Here are answers to your questions.Take a Tour
Susan Sampson’s 2009 article in the Toronto Star, highlights the surprising facts about the everyday breakfast favorite beverage, orange juice. From then till now, it has more and more people re-thinking where all that vitamin C goodness is coming from, and whether the believed immunity builder drink is really just what we thought it to be. In an interview with Alissa Hamilton, Ph.d (in environmental studies from Yale University) and the author of Squeezed: What You Don’t Know about Orange Juice, she examines the “rift that exists between the reality of processed orange juice and retail rhetoric.” Although orange juice has come to symbolize purity in a glass, and a staple item on every restaurant menu, it very well may be heat processed, watered down, sugared up, doctored by flavor engineers and stored for over year!Take a Tour
Go beyond raisin bran cereal and elevate the quality of high-fiber foods in your diet!
Fiber (along with adequate fluid intake) moves quickly and relatively easily through your digestive tract and helps it function properly. A high-fiber diet may also help reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
Let’s check out the fiber content of some good-for-you foods. Make sure to read nutrition labels to find out exactly how much fiber is in your favorite foods. Women, try to eat at least 21 to 25 grams of fiber a day, and men should aim for 30 to 38 grams a day.Take a Tour