Identifying Nutrition Risks for Healthy Aging

Love of Life Yoga

A healthy diet is key to maintaining and improving good health. Yet life circumstances can put our nutrition out of balance and increase our health risk. Here are three things to look for that increase your nutritional risk.

As a general population, Canadians don’t eat well. A Neilson survey determined that only one in ten Canadians are getting the recommended daily intake of fruits and vegetables. In addition we seem to consume less fresh food – including meat, seafood, dairy, produce, delicatessen and bakery – than our European and Asian counterparts. It is not very impressive that we rank slightly higher than the U.S. in eating fresh food. Canadians value “convenience” over “freshness”.

Choosing to eat less nutritional foods has its consequences. Diet plays a key role in maintaining health. But it also is supremely important in the aging process. A scientific study in Scotland determined that poor diet…

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