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Minimize the Pain of Aging with a Healthy Diet

Aging can be a pain, literally. The great news is that simple foods can help to minimize the pain of aging. Studies show that anti-inflammatory diets consisting of minimal sugars, red meats and dairy can help reduce the aches and pains of aging.

In March 2005, the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health created powerful guidelines to reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes, cancers and other life threatening conditions. They focus on a healthy diet eating lean meats, mainly fish and chicken and at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day.

The guidelines recommend these daily limits for adults, based on a 2,000-calorie diet:

  1. Total fat should make up 25% of your calories
  2. Saturated fat should be less than 10% of total calories
  3. Avoid trans fats
  4. Lower your levels of “bad” cholesterol ( LDL’s)

Eating nutrient rich foods that are high in vitamins, minerals and proteins yet low in calories will set you on the path to optimal midlife health. By just eating five servings of fruits and vegetables a day you can reduce pain and inflammation.

Try these 4 simple recommendations for at least 4 weeks, you will feel the difference and stay fit.

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