Eat Right for Healthy Aging

Eating the right foods will help you stay healthy.

One of the best things you can do to stay healthy is, eat right. If you do not eat right, your body will not get the nutrients needed to stay healthy. It will help if you eat foods that will fuel your body.
Just as a motor vehicle requires gas to travel, the body requires food that promotes energy to help it go. However, too much food is not suitable for you, and not enough of the right food can harm your health.

Choosing good foods to eat:

You should know that all foods are not suitable for you. For example, if you eat liver, you will get plenty of iron, which is good for your blood, but too much iron in the blood can be harmful.
In addition, fruits and vegetables are good for you, but you should avoid overeating. The fruit will turn into sugar, which is not what you need.
Too much sugar can cause problems, especially if you must watch your weight. In addition, you can get high cholesterol from certain foods if you are not careful. High cholesterol can lead to hardening arteries, which causes strokes and heart attacks. Therefore, you need to watch what and how much you eat daily.

How will I know if I am not eating right?

When you go to your doctor, he should tell you if you need to diet. Your doctor will be able to tell by your weight. Then he may put you on a diet to lose weight or help you gain weight. He will tell you what and how much to eat and not to eat. In addition, he may ask you to exercise every day. You have to burn up what you take in to not turn into sugar or fat.
Remember that you should try to eat from the four food groups. Try to make sure that you only eat the amount you are supposed to and get the exercise you need to make you healthy. You can always call your family doctor to ask him how to do something if you are unsure.
Your doctor can also help you to learn how to count your calories. It is crucial to understand how to calculate your calories and weigh your food when dieting. If you do not, you will not do what you know you are supposed to do.
Many support groups or communities will help you if you need support. More than likely, your doctor will know how to get you in touch with a group. Many groups are on social media and are ready to help you.
The groups will give you support during the time that you need help. During group meetings, you will meet people with the same problems you have, giving each other the support.
Remember to set a goal but not make it so high that you can not do it and give up. Start a little at a time, and then as you get better, you can increase your plans. In addition, whatever you do, try to stick to it using willpower to control your actions.

Willpower the master:

Willpower is a powerful mechanism inside you. If you want to discover this power, sit down and talk to you to see what you can learn about yourself. As you learn about yourself, you gain willpower that takes you beyond your abilities, which means you will have healthy aging in the future.
Thank you.
Dr. Pat Bracy


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8 months ago

Reading material like this has help to refocus me on my journey to healthy living as I age. So often we forget that having a well balanced meal with all 4 food groups can be a easy guide to ensuring we are eating right.

Queen Young-Wynn
8 months ago

After reading this article I thought about my eating habits and I need to eat a little more green, leafy vegetables and more fish.