Renew You Challenge

Let’s start this week off right!

Weekly challenge (I mean, opportunity!) to help set you off on the right foot and in the right direction for bringing health to your week. You could even add it to your calendar. Join us!

Perhaps the more reasons we have to eat healthy, the more healthy we might eat. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association looked at different diet patterns and survival rates of over 2500 people over a 10-year period. They were able to create six groups according to their eating habits:

  •  Healthy foods
  • High-fat dairy products
  • Meat, fried foods, and alcohol
  • Breakfast cereal
  • Refined grains
  • Sweets and desserts

The lead researcher said the “results of this study suggest that older adults who follow a dietary pattern consistent with current guidelines to consume relatively high amounts of vegetables, fruit, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, poultry and fish, may have lower risk of [death].”

I return to the subject of diet often because I know how important it is to eat the right foods. This week, take another look at your diet and make any needed changes so that you, too, can live longer and healthier.