Diet

Surviving past your 60s and 70s largely depends on your diet. So take action!

Statins

According to the UK National Health Service, “Statins are a group of medicines that can help lower the level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the blood. LDL cholesterol is often referred to as ‘bad cholesterol’, and statins reduce the production of it inside the liver.Having a high level of LDL cholesterol is potentially dangerous, …

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Obesity

The Centers for Disease Control defines obesity as follows: “Weight that is higher than what is considered as a healthy weight for a given height is described as overweight or obese.” Obesity gets a special mention in 2020 as it’s been shown that it’s an underlying factor in the likelihood of death from coronavirus. So …

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Quorn

Quorn is a meat substitute product sold worldwide, primarily in Europe. It is sold as both a cooking ingredient and as the meat substitute used in a range of prepackaged meals.All Quorn foods contain mycoprotein as an ingredient, which is derived from the Fusarium venenatum fungus. In most Quorn products, the fungus culture is dried …

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Osteoporosis

When we think of maintaining bone health as we get older, one topic is mentioned more than any other: Osteoporosis And in terms of preventive measures, three things get regular mention:• Calcium• Vitamin D• Exercise The Mayo Clinic has this to say about osteoporosis:Bone is living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. …

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Colorectal Cancer

Also known as Bowel Cancer or Colon Cancer The Centers for Disease Control says:Colorectal cancer is cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum. Sometimes it is called colon cancer, for short.Sometimes abnormal growths, called polyps, form in the colon or rectum. Over time, some polyps may turn into cancer. Screening tests can find polyps …

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Salt

Salt

Salt is a widely occurring mineral, and a natural part of our diet. However, many people nowadays consume far too much of it, and this leads to a range of risks for older people. The British Heart Foundation says that “Eating too much salt may raise your blood pressure, and having high blood pressure increases …

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Soy

Since I went vegan (more or less) over a year ago, my consumption of soy (or soya) beans in their various forms has skyrocketed from rarely eaten to a major part of my diet. I’m happy with that, as everything I’ve read about soy indicates that it’s one of nature’s superfoods. A Harvard University article …

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Sauerkraut

Cruciferous

We’ve all heard that cruciferous vegetables (eg. Broccoli, Cabbage, Kale, Brussels sprouts, Cauliflower, Collard Greens, Arugula) are good for us, but what do the experts say? In “How Not to Die” Dr Michael Greger includes a serving of Cruciferous vegetable as part of his “Daily Dozen” diet plan for a longer healthy life. His rationale …

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Blue Zone

Blue Zones

According to Wikipedia: Blue Zones are regions of the world where it’s claimed that people live much longer than average. The term was coined by Dan Buettner, and first appeared in a 2005 National Geographic magazine story, “The Secrets of a Long Life”. Five regions have been identified as “Blue Zones”: • Sardinia, Italy: where …

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Cancer

Cancer is an uncontrolled multiplying of cells that have in some way become corrupted. Some cancers are very slow growing, giving more time for treatments and being less likely to be immediately life-threatening. Others are fast growing, and with a tendency to spread (metastasis) to other parts of the body. In all cases, the sooner …

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