Date: March 7th, 2016
The minute we are born, we begin to age. Constant exposure to our environment, the things we eat, and stresses from both inside and outside our bodies all cause us to age over time. While we can’t stop aging, scientists are learning more about how to maintain health throughout our lives.
Some aspects of aging are out of our control, but most of us can be healthy and active well into our later years if we take care of ourselves. One of the areas where we can really make a difference is nutrition. The nutrients we put into our body over the course of our lives matter both to our daily and long-term health.
During March, National Nutrition Month presents an ideal opportunity to learn more about the role of nutrition in healthy aging. And this month, the Alliance, in partnership with the Mars Center for Cocoa Health Science, debuted three “pocket films” that introduce you to the sometimes confusing world of nutrition.
Says Lindsay Clarke, the Alliance’s vice president of health programs, “We are pleased to release these films during National Nutrition Month as a way to educate seniors, and consumers of all ages, about how good nutrition can help them maintain and improve their health, add vitality to their years, and potentially reduce their risk of disease.”
These films offer an easy-to-understand, concise introduction to nutrition that both consumers and health educators can take with them anywhere. Here's more information about them. You can also find out more info by visiting the Alliance’s nutrition page.
The first film explores the biological processes of aging and the importance of a healthy lifestyle. It also examines how scientists are learning more about the specific nutrients that can positively impact health.
The second offers tips on practicing a healthy diet. It also discusses the often mysterious and overwhelming topic of supplements.
Finally, the third film introduces you to role of nutrition in cardiovascular health, paying particular attention to the role of bioactives.