Western Diets Prevent Ideal Aging

It should not be a big surprise to our readers to learn that the "Western" dietary pattern so high in fried, sweet, and processed foods is associated with aging marked by chronic disease and mental health problems. A large French cohort study has found that those consuming the typical Western-style diet had significantly lower chances of aging ideally–with good cardiometabolic, respiratory, musculoskeletal, and cognitive function.

PositiveTip: A diet consisting of "healthy foods," including fruits and vegetables and whole grains can help you age more ideally.