You may be asking yourself “What does nutrition have to do with longevity?” Well, everything! In fact, food has been considered medicine for the body for centuries. Food is a staple of life, and the food you consume contributes to the length and quality of your life.
Believe it or not, the types of food you eat actually controls your health and how you look. Staying healthy means eating healthy, eating nutritiously. It’s imperative to eat foods that are nutrient rich, foods that are high in vitamins and minerals. If you eat foods loaded with fat and sugar you will probably feel sluggish and may be overweight.
Balance and moderation are the keys to successful eating. It is equally important to watch your caloric intake, eat in moderation (this may mean you eat more throughout the day but in smaller amounts) and reduce the amount of fat and sugar you eat. Also, it is essential to eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, and lean protein with every meal.
Food is fuel for the body and eating more nutritious food will keep your body going longer. We all want to live longer, feel better and look good and to improve our longevity we need to be more fastidious with what and how much we eat every day. We encourage all people to eat a healthy, fresh whole food diet; stressing the importance of eating locally, and avoiding processed foods.
Dr. Lex provides individualized nutritional plans based on specific biochemical evaluations.
Our Sustainable Weight Loss class provides lots of information not only on nutrition for weight loss, but on nutrition in general.