I’m getting to be like a dog with a bone on this topic. But I can’t help thinking that eating healthy is a key to aging gracefully. However, what exactly does “eating healthy” mean?
Since I am a yoga teacher, I particularly like how the blog Yoga for Healthy Aging, addresses this in a way that makes perfect sense to me:
…with “a common sense approach to a healthy diet. So eat moderately, load up on fruits and vegetables, limit the processed foods and try to maintain a balanced diet—we’re leaving it up to you to judge exactly what a balanced diet means to you. But once you make your own decisions about how you want to eat, yoga can help support you. Conscious relaxation practices help foster healthier eating habits by reducing stress eating and building will power. And mindfulness practices help you discover which foods are right for you (some of us have particular allergies, food intolerances or sensitivities), and replace old habits with new, healthier ones.”
This blog post also includes a link to an article from the New York Times by Gary Taubes that discusses why nutrition is so confusing. If you are interested at all in eating healthy, you will want to check it out.
(Photo is from dailylife.com.au.)
Yours in aging with class,