healthy eating for healthy aging

Healthy Aging

How much meat in a plant-based diet?

How much meat in a plant-based diet?

Tonight I’m having grilled pork chops. Because my diet is sometimes vegetarian. Actually it’s most-of-the-time vegetarian; sometimes I eat meat. I got to thinking about my frequency of meat eating and decided it might be 2-4 meals per week, usually at the evening meal. Contrary 

Hummus Salad

Hummus Salad

Protein intake might be the first thing on a person’s mind when switching to a mostly meatless diet. It’s a valid concern, particularly for older people. I’m a big advocate of real food, so I love to talk about plant foods that boost protein intake. 

Hydrate with food

Hydrate with food

In warm weather our thoughts turn to hydration. Particularly if we’re over 60. The hormones that control fluid balance and thirst don’t work as effectively as we age, which means you can be dehydrated before you even feel thirsty. At which point you’re playing Catch 

Kefir – the other probiotic dairy food

Kefir – the other probiotic dairy food

The first thing you need to know about kefir is that it is not just liquid yogurt. Yogurt is fermented by bacteria, typically from the Lactobacillus species. Kefir is fermented with both bacteria and yeast, which results in a fizzy beverage with a tangy flavor. 

Protein is getting expensive!

Protein is getting expensive!

The price of food may be the most frequent in-your-face sign of skyrocketing inflation. Anyone who buys food has seen costs going up, Up, UP. All types of food are affected, but it seems like the prices for high protein foods are really spiraling out 

Back to prunes

Back to prunes

When you think of foods that build strong bones, what comes to mind? Milk? Cheese? Yogurt? Prunes? Yes prunes. Not because they’re a significant source of calcium. Instead, prunes provide biologically active substances that support the complex process of bone building. I was inspired to