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Healthy Aging and Nutrition: Here’s what you need to know - a blog from the Alliance for Aging Research

Constant exposure to our environment, the things we eat, and stresses from both inside and outside our bodies all cause us to age over time. Although scientists have not yet found a way to delay the biological processes of aging, they are learning more about how healthy behavioral practices, such as maintaining a well-balanced diet, are critical to fostering good health throughout our lives.

These "pocket films" explain the role of nutrition in healthy aging and highlight some of the latest findings in nutrition research. They offer an easy-to-understand, concise introduction to nutrition that both consumers and health educators can take with them anywhere. The Mars Center for Cocoa Health Science partnered with the creators of the pocket films, the Alliance for Aging Research.

The films cover a number of topics, including:

  • The biological processes of aging and the importance of nutrition in promoting healthy aging
  • What the latest research tells us about bioactive compounds such as carotenoids, phytosterols, and flavanols and how they may improve aspects of health
  • Cocoa flavanols are bioactives. Science from collaborations of leading experts in academia and industry are finding that the unique combination of flavanols found in cocoa may promote a healthy heart and cardiovascu¬lar system by supporting healthy blood flow.
  • How to consider and choose dietary supplements
  • Advances in nutrition and cardiovascular health

Watch all of the films to get all the facts on nutrition and healthy aging!

Nutrition for a Healthy Life

Healthy Aging with Nutrition

Heart Healthy Aging with Nutrition

About the Alliance for Aging Research
The Alliance for Aging Research is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the pace of scientific discoveries and their application in order to vastly improve the universal human experience of aging. Additional “pocket films” can be found on a wide range of health topics by visiting their website.

Additional resources on nutrition and healthy aging can be found here.