healthy eating for healthy aging

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Have some fruit with your vegetables

Have some fruit with your vegetables

While visiting a friend years ago, I was served an unusual dish: slices of fresh orange layered with pieces of red onion. Despite the rather strange combination, the orange slices had an amazing flavor. Somehow the onion complemented the tangy/sweet orange perfectly. Pairing vegetables with 

Hot salads for vegetable diversity

Hot salads for vegetable diversity

  There Will Be Salad. me, every evening I love tossed green salad. I could probably live on it. As long as there’s also bread and coffee. Vegetables are super healthful, and eating a diverse selection of vegetables maximizes the nutrient mix. But even lovely 

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 

Add spicy and savory to your sweet potato repertoire

Add spicy and savory to your sweet potato repertoire

When you think of sweet potatoes, what comes to mind? Thanksgiving? Marshmallow casserole? Chili sauce? Chili sauce, really? Don’t let the word “sweet” limit your ideas about sweet potatoes. They’re widely consumed around the world, in savory and spicy dishes. According to the International Potato 

Winter squash for my favorite risotto

Winter squash for my favorite risotto

When a craving for cold weather comfort food hits, some people do mac and cheese. I do risotto. It’s easy to put together on short notice, filling, and delicious. Add a green salad or some chopped raw vegetables and you’ve got a meal. Cooking risotto