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Healthy foods for seniors

You Are What You Eat

Maintaining that youthful glow and feeling energized begins with what we put on our plates. Focusing on whole foods and eating a wide variety of colorful fruits and vegetables can help reduce heart disease, lower cholesterol, and boost overall health inside and out.

Let’s talk packaged processed foods for a moment: We’ve all seen those packages that promise only 100 calories per serving, fat-free, sugar-free, low carb, and the list goes on. Let me tell you that if you can’t pronounce the ingredients on the label, chances are our bodies will have a tough time too. In fact, did you know that foods like this are designed to increase cravings and cause overeating? Who wants that?

The Benefits of Coconut Oil

The Health Benefits of Coconut Oil. The recent direction of fad diets has led us to believe that fats are bad for our bodies. We now know that this isn’t true – and there are a lot of studies backing it up. However, many people are still in doubt when advised to use fatty oils such as coconut oil to improve their health. I’m letting you in on a secret. Coconut oil is actually heart-healthy food that will keep your body operating smoothly in many different ways.

What are the health benefits of coconut oil?
There have been a lot of studies showing the potency of taking coconut oil to combat many types of illnesses. Studies also state that it improves insulin use of our body (making it ideal for people with overly-fluctuating blood sugar levels); other suggested health benefits include improved thyroid function, increased energy, increased metabolism, and good digestion. Note that the health benefits are not limited to these – many health benefits are still being discovered today. At this rate, coconut oil could well be considered the best oil for the body.

How does Eating Healthy affect your Looks

How Does Eating Healthy Affect Your Looks

A healthy diet, as we know is vital for our well-being. All the minerals and vitamins that can be found in a healthy diet provide us with the energy and vitality to go about our daily lives. Eating healthy is also good for our health as it protects us from all those diseases that can be fatal. A healthy diet prevents diabetes, heart attack, and stroke, and even cancer. Basically, a healthy life improves the quality of life. But did you know that eating healthy also affects how you look?

Did you know that eating the wrong foods will affect your outer appearance too? While many of you may spend a lot of effort and money on various cosmetics and beauty care treatments, little attention is given to eating healthy foods, especially after your 55+ years. This is probably because most of us do not realize that certain things that we eat or do not eat affect the way we look. Let’s take a look at some of the ways in which our diet affects our looks and how it can help up lead an active retirement.

Healthy Fall Foods for the Active Senior

Healthy Fall Foods for the Active Senior

Summer is at its tail end and new fruits and vegetables may be available in the market pretty soon. Although summer brings on the best and healthy fruits and vegetables, fall is also a time for some healthy foods. Here are six healthy fall foods you can look forward to.

Possible Causes of Poor Nutrition among Seniors

Possible Causes of Poor Nutrition Among Seniors

Good eating habits are important at any age. But, physical limitations and various health issues prevent most seniors, from getting the nutrients they need. Many seniors don’t eat as well as they should. There are a number of reasons why seniors do not get the nutrition they need.

Benefits of Grapefruit

Health Benefits of Grapefruit

Grapefruit has been around for decades. I think the fruit was discovered in Barbados. It is believed to be a crossbreeding between the orange and the pomelo. Ok, so the breading of the fruit is not all that clear, but I have to tell you that one thing is quite clear. This is one fruit considered to be one of the healthiest on the planet. There are really powerful health benefits in this fruit that you really have to read this article to know. One thing you should keep in mind though, grapefruit or grapefruit juice can interact with certain medications. So, I advise you to speak to your doctor before you make the most of its health benefits.

Happy healthy senior couple

Are you at Risk of Developing Diabetes?

Have you noticed when you pass 50+ our list of medications increases with every passing year? First, we start with medication for managing HP and heart conditions and then move on from there to medication for arthritis, bladder issues, digestion problems, etc. etc. Well, let me add another medication to this long list. How about diabetes medication? According to the New York City Health Department, as of June 10th, diabetes is at an all-time high. It contributed to 5,695 deaths in the past year. Furthermore, diabetes claims at least one life every 90 minutes. Aren’t these appalling statistics? What should we do?

Snooping Around the Shopping Carts…

Walking down the aisle of the supermarket, I automatically compared the purchases I am making versus the ones in my fellow shoppers’ carts. Bacon, pork chops, fries, frozen meals, and sweets of all kinds seem to overflow from most, and of course, the 2-liter fizzy juice bottles standing proudly upright. The age range of shoppers was a mix, ranging from young adults of 20s to seniors in their late 60s!

“So, the bad nutritional habits are not age-linked Lisa!” I told myself. I then surreptitiously checkout out the shopper’s personal profiles.. well.. sadly, their physiques spoke volumes, so to say. Did you know that over 45% of Americans are suffering from obesity? YES! While a staggering fact, it is still true.. and fast foods, frozen meals, and tons of red meat, and unhealthy fats are responsible for a lot of the blame. Why do people tend to ignore the potential danger of eating the wrong foods for the wrong reasons?