healthy eating for healthy aging

Nutrients

A carrot a day

A carrot a day

Many, many years ago, I was addicted to carrots. I ate a whole lot of carrots every day, for months. Carrots are healthy, what could go wrong? Well, my health didn’t suffer, but my skin turned orange. I went to see a doctor for a 

Can collagen help your joints?

Can collagen help your joints?

Hip pain, knee pain, back pain, hand pain, foot pain, torn ligaments, surgeries. Lately conversations with friends always veer off into a discussion of various orthopedic problems. The common denominator: arthritis. It’s a seemingly inevitable part of aging. The person who comes up with a 

Take advantage of asparagus season

Take advantage of asparagus season

A couple of weeks ago I was chatting with a woman whose house burned down over a year ago. She lost everything, but when she went back last spring to survey the damage, she saw that her asparagus was coming up as if nothing had 

Spring is Greens Season

Spring is Greens Season

The changing seasons conjure images of yearly traditions like holidays, social events and seasonal food. For me, spring and green go together. The color green (as new plants emergy), and edible greens. Citrus fruits aren’t at their peak quality anymore. It’s too early for summer 

Rules of Vegetables

Rules of Vegetables

When I hear people talking about diets or nutrition, I usually listen in. Recently a trainer and his client were talking about diet at my local rec center; the client was expressing frustration with popular diet advice. She wondered, is there a diet that doesn’t 

9 reasons to add more beans to your diet

9 reasons to add more beans to your diet

Not that long ago, beans were far down on the food sophistication scale. You could politely describe them as economical. A cheap protein source, if you couldn’t afford meat. Times have changed. The focus on plant-based diets puts humble beans front and center for many