At Family inHome Caregiving, we stress that seniors should get the proper amount of exercise, plenty of social interaction, and eat a healthy diet.  Many of our clients are in their 90’s and some even over 100 and most have lead very healthy lives which lead to their longevity.  Following a diet like the Mediterranean diet which includes a lot of vegetables, fish, olive oil and is light on red meat can help stave off a number of diseases.  Nutritional supplements can help, but they just aren’t the same thing as eating healthy food.  A 2019 study of more than 30,000 adults found that healthy levels of vitamins A and K and the minerals magnesium and zinc may be associated with a lower risk of death—but only from food, not pills (AARP The Magazine, April/May 2022, page 34).

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