Aging is associated with an increased risk of chronic disease, disability and death. Individually, we must increase efforts into establishing healthy lifestyle practices, including consuming a more balanced diet. Making smarter and healthier food purchasing decisions will be more and more important.
Aging affects us all in different ways, but there are three main contributions to healthy aging: genetics and family history; lifestyle practices and exercise; and diet and nutrition.
Foods rich in calcium, antioxidants, plant sterols/stanols, omega-3 faty acids, dietary fiber, can be potentially helpful in the prevention of certain age related chronic diseases and associated disability.