Yesterday I watched a panel of physicians and health care experts talk about what medications and supplements they take. I was really curious because I am always on the fence about the fact that I don’t supplement (except vitamin B12 which I feel I need since I don’t get it from my food as it only comes from animal products). 2 said they took nothing, one (Dr. Sanjay Gupta) said he took fish oil (though he is unsure of it’s value) and vitamin B (as he, too, is not an animal eater) and the last said she (Dr. Nancy Snyderman) took some supplements though she often thinks the end result is simply expensive urine. All agreed that supplements are just that and proper nutrition trumps any and all pills.
In an anti-aging article I just finished reading, the number one key to healthy aging is to simply eat healthy foods such as vegetables, fruit, nuts, grains, beans and other legumes, avoiding red and processed meat, fast food, white bread and soda which can all increase our risk for age-related disease and excess weight. Second key is to watch our weight, 3rd to get exercise and 4th to stay mentally active. In fact, people over 60 who are a high risk for diabetes can reduce that risk by a whopping 71% by moderate exercise and low-fat diets.
It’s definitely not enough to live longer, we gotta live healthier, or what’s the point? Get out there and don’t forget to take your “keys.” Have a wonderful Vegan Thursday.