healthy eating for healthy aging

Healthy Aging

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 

Anti-aging diet vs healthful aging diet

Anti-aging diet vs healthful aging diet

Another day, another iteration of a so-called “anti-aging diet”. The latest advice comes from researchers in Norway, who created a diet model that will theoretically add 13 (or just 10 for females) years to your life. Given what we’ve learned about the wonders of health 

5 reasons I don’t ‘do’ calories

5 reasons I don’t ‘do’ calories

I write about food, nutrition and health, yet I avoid talking about calories. This might seem strange, since so much of diet and health culture is about calories obsession. Weight loss diets, food labels, restaurant menus, online food trackers, recipes, apps that track exercise and 

‘Tis the season for citrus

‘Tis the season for citrus

In the Northern Hemisphere, winter and citrus fruits go hand in hand. I know, you can buy oranges all year long, but they’re so much better in season. It’s a happy coincidence because citrus fruit is a stellar source of vitamin C, critical for immune