September is Healthy Aging Month – we encourage the process of growing old gracefully with Daily Tips devoted to healthy aging throughout the month!
With growing evidence that prolonged inflammation influences the course of many diseases, including Alzheimer’s, there is no doubt that diet is an important factor. The following are healthy ways to reduce inflammation through diet, courtesy of Dr. Weil on Healthy Aging:
- Eat a diet rich in omega-3s, including wild Alaskan salmon, sardines, freshly ground flaxseed and walnuts
- Incorporate plenty of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables in your meals
- Reduce your intake of polyunsaturated vegetable oils (such as sunflower, corn and safflower oils), replacing them instead with extra-virgin olive oil
- Use healing spices in your cooking: turmeric, ginger and red pepper can add zing to meals and are all natural anti-inflammatories
For more information on an anti-inflammatory diet – including eating guides, shopping lists and recipes – sign up for your free trial of Dr. Weil on Healthy Aging.