The focus for women aged 60 and up beyond making sure all nutritional requirements are being met, is paying particular attention to joint and bone health, cardiovascular health, cognitive function, and digestive vitality. Taking essential nutrients to stay on top of overall disease prevention remains a priority.
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Indole-3-carbinol (I3C), a substance found in some vegetables (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, etc.), and its metabolite, di-indolylmethane (DIM) exhibit protective powers against breast (and other types of) cancer. These substances help support healthy estrogen metabolism by the liver, thereby decreasing the risk of estrogen sensitive cancers.
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Aging can make women susceptible to weak and brittle bones. The consequences can be painful and debilitating. Fortunately, several natural substances can help you stay strong and mobile. Ipriflavone can help preserve the amount of calcium retained in bones and decrease bone-mineral loss.
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Healthy joints require exercise and movement plus a variety of nutrients that provide the building blocks for cartilage formation and repair. Glucosamine, MSM, and chondroitin are used primarily in the joint tissues, where they are incorporated in the substance of cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. Helper nutrients such as quercetin, grape seed extract, and turmeric provide anti-inflammatory and antioxidant support.
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Because heart disease is largely a disease of diet and lifestyle, by incorporating healthy habits and taking key nutrients it is possible to greatly reduce this risk. Heart healthy nutrients include, B vitamins, essential fatty acids, magnesium, CoQ-10, garlic, hawthorn, green tea, and grape seed extract.
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Healthy brain function requires many nutrients such as antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and things that enhance energy and oxygen delivery. Phosphatidylserine, ginkgo biloba, and acetyl L-carnitine are examples of nutrients that have been clinically tested and show promising results in improving mental function.
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As we age, our digestive systems do not function as well as when we were young. Taking digestive enzymes helps to digest the food we eat more completely so that we are better able to absorb and utilize the nutrients from food. This is especially important if your appetite has also decreased with age.
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