Eat right to age well

Here’s an interesting fact about longevity:

Japan has the longest life expectancy in the world. Yet people in the Okinawan Islands in southern Japan enjoy even longer and healthier lives than the average Japanese. Their diet secret? Lots of grains, vegetables, soy and fish; less meat, poultry and dairy. There is however, no scientific basis to the suggestion by some supplement manufacturers that ‘coral calcium’ is the secret of the Okinawans’ longevity.

So, pack your daily diet with nutritional high-value food:

* Cool-water fish such as salmon & tuna – contain Omega 3 fatty acids, which may reduce inflammation of the joints due to arthritis and degeneration of eyesight in older people.

* Beans – contain iron and a high value of protein.

* Dark green leafy vegetables – contain iron, folate, beta carotene and calcium.

* Fruits such as orange, guava or papaya – contain vitamin c, iron and fiber.

A daily tip:
Drink lots of water everyday – consume 6 to 8 glasses each day. It helps regulate body temperature, transports nutrients to your body cells and helps remove waste. Because sensitivity to thirst diminishes with age, older adults are susceptible to dehydration which can cause confusion, headache, fatigue and more.

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