healthy eating for healthy aging

Author: Donna Feldman MS RDN

Alzheimer’s disease and the ketogenic diet

Alzheimer’s disease and the ketogenic diet

When it comes to Alzheimer’s Disease, we’d all love to hear about a cure. Better yet, we’d love to hear about a diet or lifestyle that guarantees prevention. Diet and nutrition are certainly on the radar screen for prevention research, but at the moment we 

Jackfruit: meat texture without the nutrients

Jackfruit: meat texture without the nutrients

photo of jackfruit by Shahnoor Habib Munmun via Wiki Commons If a food product is described as “meat alternative”, I’ll check it out. What are the ingredients? What is the nutritional content? It’s not enough for the product to just resemble meat. A food that 

Healthy Fat Inflation Strategy

Healthy Fat Inflation Strategy

Olive oil is a Good News fat. Consumption is linked to lower risk for heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. It’s a mainstay of the healthy Mediterranean diet and is recommended by most public health organizations. Quality olive oil is expensive. Even the less expensive 

Corn: from garden to table

Corn: from garden to table

This year I tried growing corn. The plan was to mimic a traditional Native American technique of companion planting: corn + beans + squash. Beans are nitrogen-fixing plants and corn needs nitrogen, so it’s a good combination. We intermingled the corn and pole (climbing) beans 

Artificial Sweeteners vs. Healthy Gut Microbes

Artificial Sweeteners vs. Healthy Gut Microbes

I was chatting with a friend recently about protein. She was concerned that it’s hard to pack protein into meals, and that her husband was drinking a protein shake. I replied that it was probably sweetened — plain protein powder isn’t very appetizing — and 

Zucchini: versatile summer vegetable or butt of jokes

Zucchini: versatile summer vegetable or butt of jokes

I know it’s fashionable to joke about zucchini. In late summer. Everyone with a garden is trying to give them away. Or throwing them on the compost pile. At this moment, there are several very sizable zucchinis on my compost pile. Pick them small The