Tips for Healthy Living: Pillar 9
Eat to Live a Long and Healthy Life
No one should embark on a weight-loss program by trying to follow a fad diet that cannot be adhered to over the long term. At the same time, aging individuals have to make choices as to what is more important, i.e., ingesting foods that are known to promote weight gain (and cause horrendous diseases) or selecting healthier foods that facilitate weight loss and protect against illness.
There are cautions that should be taken when eating foods cooked at temperatures over 250 degrees. Overcooked foods damage our body’s proteins, while foods cooked at lower temperatures have been shown to facilitate weight loss. So just changing how your foods are prepared could help you shed body fat and, at the same time, protect against age-related disease.
It’s never too late to change one’s lifestyle in a manner that promotes better health while melting away excess body fat.