Healthy Aging Nutrition

Eating Right For Healthy Aging

When it comes to taking control of your health, your food choices are essential. Even professional bodybuilders will tell you that nutrition is 80 percent of building a strong, lean, muscular, healthy body, while exercise is just 20 percent. Too many people spend hours in the gym but hardly give a second thought to what they are putting in their bodies to support and enhance their workouts.

The Bottom Line: Food is Medicine
Food choices are yours to make. A whole foods, plant-based regime that ais fiber-rich, nutrient dense, can be health promoting and disease fighting! Consider most vegetables, certain fruits, beans, lentils, whole grains, nuts and seeds as your dietary foundation. Dr. Nunez can direct you to the best choices for your unique nutritional needs. He will steer you away from foods that can cause inflammation in your body.

Food is the cornerstone of healthy aging. Reduce or eliminate highly processed foods, if possible. No matter what is claimed on packaging about being “healthy,” the list of ingredients in highly processed foods typically includes chemical additives and other substances that may do little or nothing at all for your health. Be smart about your daily food choices.

Your 6 Keys to Healthy Aging
Nutrition is one component that supports, but taking a step back at lifestyle there are six areas to focus on:
  • Natural, plant-based foods
  • Regular, consistent physical activity
  • Healthy, restorative sleep
  • Avoid all tobacco products
  • Manage stress
  • Maintain healthy social relationships

Are you searching for a “primary physician near me”? Call Dr. Miguel Nunez at 305-442-0633 or use our Request an Appointment form. We welcome patients from all over south Florida and beyond including Miami, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Brickell, South Miami, Little Havana, Miami Beach and surrounding areas.