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Eat Right, Live Longer

We all know that we need to be eating right and here is a study that has been going on for 18 years. This is a great article brought to you from our family and friends at

Eat Right, Live Longer!

Eating the right foods may add years to your life. That’s what Harvard University researchers found in a study of more than 72,000 U.S women.

The findings, based on an 18-year Nurses Health Study, showed that women who ate the largest amounts of fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains were 17 percent less likely to die during the course of the study than those who ate the smallest amount. Specifically, these healthy eaters were 28 percent less likely to die of heart disease or stroke. Other key parts of the healthy diet include legumes, fish and poultry.

Women who had a “Western” eating pattern that includes red and processed meats, sweets, French fries and refined grains like white bread, were 21 percent more likely to die during the 18-year study period than those women who avoided those foods and followed a healthier eating style.

The study, reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, underscores the importance of healthy overall eating patterns. It’s not about one specific food or vitamin. It’s about providing your body with a steady variety of nutrients essential to your health.

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I think what really jumped out at me with the article was the need to eat healthy overall. It is not just one vitamin or mineral that will change your health but it is your overall eating habits that decide your health.

For me going out was a treat when growing up. We always ate at home and both my parents worked. I was the one that did most of the cooking once I was able too and fell in love with it, but that is another story.

I just know that when I take my Reliv shake twice a day I am giving my body everything it need to take care of itself. So if I decide to have Taco Bell for lunch I am still getting the nutrition I need from my shake. But I have found that I do crave more fruits and vegetables now… strange but true.

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Yours in Optimal Health!

Katrina van Oudheusden


December 3, 2010 - Posted by | Alternative Health, Diets, Health, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Vitamin, Women's Health | , , , , , , , ,

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