Healthy Eating

There's an old saying that "you are what you eat." When it comes to healthy eating, this is definitely true. If you want to experience healthy aging, you need to make sure that you are giving your body the fuel that it needs. In this section, we'll discuss healthy recipes, nutrition for seniors and more.

1 month ago

How to Cope with a Loss of Appetite After 60

According to statistics, up to 30 percent of us will experience changes in appetite as we age. This is a complaint my mom started having in her mid-60s. Foods she loved to eat as a teen or young adult just didn’t whet her appetite anymore…

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2 months ago

How Locally Grown Food Can Improve Your Health After 60

In today’s world, we can get almost any food at any time of year. While this can broaden our choices, in some ways it is not an ideal way to eat. Two time-tested approaches to natural healing have their origins in Traditional Chinese Medicine…

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2 months ago

Is Healthy Food Really More Expensive?

For many of us, the idea of switching to a healthy, organic diet seems out of reach because the perception is that it’s too expensive. Is that really true? It can be difficult to pinpoint the answer because we all have different food purchasing habits…

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2 months ago

Healthy Eating Mystery: What Are You REALLY Craving… and Why?

To say that our relationship with food is complex is an understatement, especially when it comes to weight loss. If it was easy, I would put on my dietitian hat and tell you how many carbs, proteins and fats you should be eating…

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2 months ago

A Recipe for Eggplant Delight and the Secret of Eating Healthfully While Saving Money

It is so important for all of us to nourish our bodies with healthy choices in food. Being health oriented, I have spent years researching different foods, making sure we get adequate vitamins and minerals in our diet. Dinner time is sacred time at our house…

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3 months ago

How to Stay in the Zinc “Goldilocks” Zone

Zinc is an amazing nutrient because it plays such a critical role in keeping us healthy. It is technically classified as a “micronutrient” since we need so very little of it. Many older women, for example, only need about 8 milligrams a day. Our bodies cannot…

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3 months ago

Let’s Talk Chicken Salads for Summer

We eat a lot of chicken at our house. Chicken is always the ‘when in doubt’ food to cook for company. Most people like chicken and there are so many ways to cook it. Also, chicken always makes great left overs, which I love. I tend to get in a rut with recipes…

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3 months ago

Surf Those Urges to Eat When You Aren’t Hungry

Do you get the urge to eat when you’re not hungry, and just give in? Do you think you can’t stop doing this because you don’t have any willpower? The fact is that you don’t have to have willpower to make the decision not to eat when you’re tempted to do so…

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3 months ago

Easy Summertime Recipes: Quinoa Tabouli, Kale Smoothies and More!

With summer here, are you looking for ways to eat well without heating up the kitchen? Salads are great, but if you’re pretty active you need something more substantial than lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers to keep your energy up. I’d like to give you three…

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3 months ago

The Pro-Aging Health Benefits of Cocoa and Chocolate

How often do healthy foods actually taste good? The answer for me sits somewhere between “not often” and “never.” And then, there is cocoa. Not only is it delicious, cocoa is also packed with anti-aging goodness. No wonder that it has been named…

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