Man and Woman Buying Vegetables
January 9th, 2023

Aging Well: Best Foods for Brain Wellness

“Most of the general public either believe that there’s nothing you can do about the aging brain – it’s inevitable – or that fish oil is the only nutritional supplement that helps brain health. Neither is true!” notes Mary Ann Lila, PhD, director of the Plants for Human Health Institute at North Carolina State University. Read more >>

Grandmother & granddaughter valentine's day
December 6th, 2022

Bad Heart Habits to Break

The human heart can be compared to a motor or engine, as it pumps and distributes blood throughout the body. Every single organ in your body relies on a healthy heart to perform optimally. If you don’t care for your heart, you may be more susceptible to heart and circulation disorders such as coronary heart Read more >>

Man and Woman Buying Vegetables
October 31st, 2022

Proper Diet for Seniors with Diabetes

It can be difficult to eat properly for almost anyone. For seniors with diabetes, it can be a real challenge. Often, they don’t feel like eating or don’t like what is being offered. It can be difficult to monitor what seniors are eating, so their diet starts with what they have access to. The main Read more >>

How to Lower Cholesterol with Diet and Exercise
April 1st, 2022

How to Lower Cholesterol with Diet and Exercise

You’ve probably seen the ads about controlling cholesterol with medication and wondered, “Is it possible to reduce cholesterol with diet and exercise?” We asked experts in nutrition, exercise science and fitness to find out, and the answer is yes! Being active and eating smart can help manage cholesterol. “Elevated cholesterol used to be blamed specifically Read more >>

Seniors Cooking a New Recipe
August 23rd, 2021

Popular Diet Trends May Not Be as Healthy as You Think

At this point in our lives, we’ve heard multiple messages about eating right and we’ve probably had every intention of following that sage advice. But the truth is – according to research from National Institute on Aging – most of us can and should try harder.1 A recent review of research for the agency shows Read more >>

seniors cooking healthy
March 4th, 2020

Recipes for Tasty Low-Sodium, Healthy Food

Recipes and advice for tastier low-sodium eating We all know we should eat well, but it’s not always easy – or enjoyable. Terms like “low-sodium” or “healthy” are often equated with “bland” or “boring”. But the truth is, we can up the flavor and fulfillment with a few small improvements. How to add flavor Low- Read more >>

Man and Woman Buying Vegetables
March 2nd, 2020

Older Adults: Good Nutritional Health Supports Independence

Our nutritional health can dramatically affect our ability to ward off diseases, recover from surgeries and live long healthy lives. Yet many of us face obstacles that make it hard to eat well. As a result, millions of older Americans are at risk of malnutrition. Some research estimates that almost 14% of adults over 60 Read more >>

heart healthy colorful vegetable dish
February 18th, 2020

Eat the rainbow! Recipes for delicious vegetables

We’ve been hearing since we were kids that we should eat our vegetables. That old advice is still true, modernized to the catchy slogan, “eat the rainbow.” Adding colorful foods to our plates delivers important vitamins, fiber, antioxidants and minerals that help us stay well. And most vegetables are naturally low in calories, fat and Read more >>

Family at cookout in summertime
September 12th, 2018

Seasonal Eating: Summer Recipes for Seniors

All anyone really wants to do during the summer is the warm weather activities, family events and travel. That’s why we collected these simple, delicious and sometimes even healthy recipes to help you take advantage of summer’s delicious bounty without breaking a sweat or missing any of the fun. Mains Tomato Pie From Jamie Dement, author of The Farmhouse Read more >>

Grandparents and their grandchildren having a picnic
March 6th, 2016

Easter Treats Come in Many Forms for Those With Diabetes

It can be difficult to eat properly for almost anyone. For seniors with diabetes, it can be a real challenge. The holidays can be an especially bittersweet time for individuals living with diabetes. That’s because holidays are often associated with sugary treats, whether homemade or displayed at eye level in stores seemingly year-round. One of Read more >>

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