Many say that age is just a number, yet there is no denying that advancing years take their toll. As your body matures, the risk of health problems increases, unless you take deliberate measures to combat declining health. Sleep, exercise, fresh air and clean water all promote good health, but nutrition may well be the foremost key to optimal health in your golden years.
Perhaps the most frightening prospect of growing older is dementia, a disease of the brain marked by memory disorders, impaired reasoning and personality changes. Statistics on dementia are alarming, as its incidence appears to be growing, and its onset is being realized at younger and younger ages. While specific causes of dementia are unclear, many links have been made to poor nutrition as a culprit in mental decline.
In addition to dementia, metabolic diseases can shorten your lifespan and reduce your overall quality of life. Chronic inflammation, diabetes, hypertension and heart disease are all profoundly affected by the foods you eat. Making better nutritional choices on a daily basis can prolong your life and ward off metabolic disorders and dementia.
Foods that Prevent Dementia and Promote Longevity
Certain foods have been linked to dementia and metabolic disease, and should be eaten sparingly or avoided altogether, including:
- processed meats, cheeses and beers containing nitrates
- microwave popcorn containing diacetyl
- refined and whole grains like flour, pasta, breads and other grain-based foods
Foods that prevent dementia and promote longevity include:
- Green leafy vegetables like spinach, collards and kale
- Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower
- Cold-water fish like salmon and sardines
- Grass-fed beef
- Berries, pomegranates and other dark-skinned fruit
- Dark chocolate and coffee
- Red wine
- Cold pressed olive and coconut oils
- Tree nuts
Optimizing Micronutrients for Overall Health
While eating nutritious foods and avoiding harmful ones can profoundly influence the way we age, another side effect of aging is diminished caloric requirements and a reduced appetite. The truth is, older people just can’t eat like they once could, when they were more active and in their prime.
Even if you could eat all those nutritious foods, not all the micronutrients would get absorbed as they moved through your digestive tract, and some would just pass right through without impacting your health.
To ensure you are getting enough micronutrients for optimal health, consider a weekly micronutrient IV cocktail. Micronutrients infused by IV drip bypass your digestive tract, directly entering your bloodstream to be carried to cells throughout your body and brain. Regular micronutrient infusions can help ensure that your body is getting everything it needs to stay healthy and fight dementia as you age.
Micronutrient IV Therapy in NYC
For regular IV micronutrient therapy, you need look no further than Advanced Cryo NYC in the heart of historic SoHo. Our skilled clinicians can help you select the best micronutrient cocktail for your nutritional needs. During your visit, be sure to check out our unique menu of other anti-aging treatments and therapies to keep you looking and feeling young and healthy at any age.