Health Check: Importance of a Healthy Diet

As the senior citizen population continues to expand, researchers are looking at the best ways to ensure a long and healthy life. The answer may be a healthy diet.

According to a study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, senior who ate a high-fat diet had a 40% higher risk of death. A healthy diet: one that included grains, fruits and vegetables, more often led to a longer life. The study pointed out that people are now dying more from illnesses like heart disease and cancer, which are often tied to what we eat.