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3 Essential Nutrition Tips for Seniors

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As people age, their nutrition and well being become a central part of their lives. While you can afford to make some poor nutritional choices in your youth, making poor choices when you're older can significantly increase your chances of developing a variety of diseases. In this article, I'm going to give you three essential nutrition tips every senior should follow.

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Benefits of the Vegan Diet

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Moein Ghahremani Nejad is a Raw Food activist and author of the book Rethink Your Diet. He became a vegan in October 2011 and that made all the difference in his health.

7 Steps To Health: Quick Ways To Improve Your Health

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In this edition of health tips and facts, our user Donovan has suggestions on ways we can improve our health. Donovan writes: "An average person cannot survive without air for six minutes, without water for 10 days, and without food for several weeks. To be healthy, it is essential that we breathe clean air, drink uncontaminated water and eat unadulterated food—this means organic.

Animal Protein Bad for Bones

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Animal protein is associated with decreased bone health, according to a recent study in the British Journal of Nutrition. In Beijing, 757 girls with an average age of 10 years were randomly assigned to a group consuming cow’s milk fortified with calcium, one consuming cow’s milk fortified with calcium and vitamin D, or a third group that served as controls and made no changes. Bone mass was measured at the beginning of the study and at 12, 24, 48, and 60 months.

Coffee Drinkers Don’t Gain Alertness

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The first cup of coffee for java lovers doesn't actually boost alertness, British researchers say following a study of 379 volunteers who were given caffeine or a placebo.

While regular consumption may feel beneficial in terms of alertness, that isn’t actually the case, said study author Peter Rogers of the department of experimental psychology at the University of Bristol.

"That kick in alertness we get from our first coffee or tea in the morning is in fact just the removal of the fatiguing effects of caffeine withdrawal, which occurred from overnight abstinence," Rogers said.

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