healthy eating for healthy aging

Healthy Aging

Vitamin C deficiency in the 21st Century?

Vitamin C deficiency in the 21st Century?

I recently listened to a webinar about nutrition for surgery patients. The speaker — a fellow Registered Dietitian Nutritionist — has years of experience evaluating surgical patients’ nutritional status. This evaluation is important, because several nutrients are essential for wound healing. Successful recovery from surgery 

5 reasons to eat kale

5 reasons to eat kale

Kale is my favorite dark leafy green vegetable. It does well in my garden, it’s loaded with nutrients, it’s versatile, it tastes great, and it keeps producing well into fall. If you don’t have a garden, you can find kale in the grocery store all 

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 

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.