Age Gracefully With Fresh Produce
Eat right and live longer, say scientists, who are studying
the connection between nutrient-rich produce and longevity.
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help warn off
cancer and other disease, and protects and strengthens
body tissues. Eat a wide variety of produce items, and
prepare them at home using low-calorie recipes found
on the Fresh1 web site to make your golden years brighter.
- A low-calorie diet adds years to your life.
Lightly steamed produce is low in calories and filling,
and gives you valuable nutrients in every bite.
fruits and vegetables contain polyphenols, compounds
that slow the aging of the brain.
- Fruits and vegetables
are rich in antioxidants, which help the body ward
off disease and slow the aging
of cells and tissues.
- Many older people suffer from digestive problems,
which can be alleviated by increasing the amount of
fiber in the diet. Produce is an excellent fiber source.
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables adds energy and
promotes health at every stage of life. If you don’t
make a point of eating produce at every meal, the senior
years are a great time to start. Fruit and vegetables
add flavor to life, and give you the health, strength,
and energy needed to enjoy every day to its fullest.