Nutritional Aspects of Successful Aging
Good nutritional health is important to keep or improve your health. With good nutrition, you have more energy to stay active and to be more independent. Healthy eating reduces your risk of developing nutrition-related diseases like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and osteoporosis. And, should you need medical care, good nutrition speeds healing and helps prevent complications.
Nutritional well-being is integral to healthy or successful aging. The Dietitians of Canada use LIFE to describe healthy aging:
· Lifestyle – a healthy lifestyle includes good nutrition and accepting change
· Independence – preventing disease and promoting good health with healthy eating can ensure independence.
· Food –enjoying a variety of foods is the key to a well-balanced diet
· Energy – good nutrition gives you the energy to stay active
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