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From Your Health Journal…..”What a great article recently from the TC Times about the AARP’s New American Diet. The New American Diet is geared toward utilizing what science now knows about the effects of dietary and lifestyle choices on the incidence of cancer and other diseases. Although it is geared toward the audience of AARP individuals over 50, the diet’s emphasis is on eating non-processed foods including lean proteins, whole grains, low-fat dairy, fruits and vegetables is a healthy diet for all age groups. Now, many of my readers who are younger may ask, why is this article important to me? The answer is simple, as it discusses making lifestyle changes, including eating healthy and exercise, as well as getting adequate sleep and proper hydration. Please visit the TC Times site (link provided below) to read the complete article. It is a good one!”

From the article…..

The New American Diet emphasizes healthy non-processed food choices for longevity, quality of life

This just might be the last diet you’ll ever need.

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) New American Diet by John Whyte, M.D., offers no gimmicks, calorie counting or points — just a healthy emphasis on whole foods over unhealthy processed ones.

The New American Diet is geared toward utilizing what science now knows about the effects of dietary and lifestyle choices on the incidence of cancer and other diseases. While it is geared toward the audience of AARP readers over 50, the diet’s emphasis on eating non-processed foods including lean proteins, whole grains, low-fat dairy, fruits and vegetables is a healthy diet for any age group.

“The New American Diet looks like all the healthy lifestyle intervention tools rolled into one book,” said Sarah Easlick, M.S.R.D., clinical nutrition manager at McLaren-Flint.

“These lifestyle changes will be helpful in disease prevention and treatment,” said Easlick. “If diseases such as obesity, coronary artery disease, diabetes or hypertension are present, there is a high likelihood of seeing improvements in overall health. As dietary changes are made and especially if weight is lost, it is also likely that medications will need to be decreased and possibly eliminated. By drastically decreasing processed foods and increasing exercise, there is high potential for naturally lowing blood pressure.”

The basic principles of this eating plan are:

• Eat breakfast every day — one that includes protein, whole grains and fruit, for example, 1 cup high-fiber cereal, ½ cup low fat milk, 10 berries.

• Drink more water — eliminate sodas (including diet), juices, alcoholic drinks and concentrate on water and two cups of caffeinated coffee every day. A glass of wine or two daily can also reduce the risk of diabetes. In addition to water and coffee, iced tea and hot tea, as well as low fat milk would be good drink choices, according to Easlick.

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