healthy eating for healthy aging

Healthy Aging

Should you be taking vitamin C?

Should you be taking vitamin C?

In this time of increased concern about immunity, our thoughts turn to … megadoses of vitamin C? True, vitamin C — ascorbic acid — does play a critical role in immune function. Can megadoses boost immunity? Until around 1970, vitamin C was just another vitamin, 

Recipes should be easy

Recipes should be easy

If you want to discourage people from trying to do something new, make it look expensive complicated fussy When it comes to food and recipes, let me add: no guarantee of success might not even taste that great Exhibit A: the plant-centered (sometimes vegetarian) diet 

For older adults, it’s always hydration season

For older adults, it’s always hydration season

As the weather heat up, people start thinking more seriously about hydration. You might be more diligent about drinking water or carrying a water bottle with you. All well and good. But for older adults, hydration isn’t just for hot weather. Aging messes with our 

7 Easy High Protein Snacks

7 Easy High Protein Snacks

Aging can play havoc with your nutritional status. Decreased appetite means you consume less food, and therefore fewer nutrients from food. Digestion and absorption aren’t what they used to be, so you absorb less of certain vitamins and minerals. Eating less fat or fewer carbs 

Exercise could be more important than diet for health

Exercise could be more important than diet for health

Two years of non-stop pandemic lock downs played havoc with fitness routines.  From complete prohibition on outdoor activities to closure of gyms, playgrounds and rec centers to the end of recreational sports, what was a person to do? Walk. Luckily I love walking. I wore 

5 tips for including more whole grains

5 tips for including more whole grains

“Eat More Whole Grains”. I can’t think of one public health organization that doesn’t put that phrase front and center in their diet guidelines. It’s not bad advice. Whole grains retain all the nutritional value of the grain, including the fiber. Nutrients like fiber, B