Can the foods we eat help keep us vibrant as we age?
The fountain of youth could be hiding in plain sight, in the grocery store among the apples and oranges, the spinach and kale, and the vast colors of the produce section!
On this episode of The Exam Room™, “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll is joined by Hana Kahleova, M.D., Ph.D., and Asha Subramanian, M.D., to talk about how the foods we eat can help keep us looking and feeling younger. On the flip side, unhealthy foods can speed up the aging process and in many cases shed years from our life instead of adding them.
The connection goes much deeper than surface level. Eating an abundance of greens can actually improve brain function. And that’s just scratching the surface.
Among topics covered:
- The life expectancy of vegans and vegetarians compared to omnivores.
- How overweight and obese teens face an increased risk of early death.
- How eating meat appears to cause early puberty among young girls.
- How dairy products affect the aging process.
- How eating a high-fiber diet improves the odds of living disease-free late in life.
- How eating a plant-based diet can be especially beneficial for middle-aged adults at risk of heart disease.
- How what we eat can impact the actual size of the brain.
- How eating trans fats negatively impacts memory ability, even in young adults.
- How food can help us maintain good vision as we grow older.
- Vegetarians Live Longer
- Low-Fat, Plant-Based Diet May Slow Aging
- Plant-Based Diet Helps Reduce Premature Aging and Disease Risk
- Fruits and Vegetables May Prevent Early Death
- Diet High in Processed Foods Increases Risk for Early Death
- Children Develop Ideas about "Good" and "Bad" Foods Early
- Overweight and Obese Teens More Likely to Die of Chronic Disease
- More Meat Consumption Leads to Earlier Puberty for Girls
- Eating More Meat, Dairy, and Other Unhealthful Foods Leads to Worse Aging
- High-Fat Diet Slows Metabolism
- Fiber Helps Prevent Chronic Diseases
- Leafy Greens Lower Risk for Heart Disease in Adolescents
- CDC Should Prescribe Plant-Based Diet for Middle-Aged Hearts
- Multiple Chronic Conditions Lower Life Expectancy
- Diet Influences Alzheimer’s Disease Risk
- Omega-3 Not Linked to Cognitive Improvement
- Blueberries Improve Cognitive Function
- High Blood Sugar Levels Linked to Dementia
- Trans Fats Linked to Poor Memory
- Eat Your Greens to Protect Your Brain
- Brain Imaging Reveals Dietary Factors Affecting Brain Size in the Elderly
- Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Offers Protection Against Osteoporosis
- Milk Products Do Not Protect Bones
- Increased Animal Products in Diet Leads to Increased Cataract Risk
- Baldness Linked to Colorectal Cancer