Category Archives: Food and Nutrition

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.

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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?

Weight Loss Tips for Seniors

The 5.2 Diet – Can it Aid Weight Loss and Long Life?

Many active adults are concerned about weight gain and how it affects their health. There are a number of diets and exercise plans that can be considered for this problem. New and improved ways of ensuring weight loss and long and healthy lives are always being introduced for you to try. This means you have to give up the foods you like to eat and make significant changes to your lifestyle. However, if you are interested in living a long life and being fit and trim, yet don’t wish to change your lifestyle too much, you could try the 5.2 diet.

Beet or Beetroot to Lower High Blood Pressure

Many people today are affected by hypertension or high blood pressure. Hypertension is an extremely serious condition that can lead to a heart attack, stroke, and even kidney failure. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, approximately 1 in 3 adults suffer from high blood pressure. Research indicates, eating a daily serving of beets may increase the chances of lowering blood pressure.

Health Benefits of Parsley

8 Health Benefits of Parsley

Who would have thought that a sprig of parsley can be packed with so many benefits! Yes, it is true. So, if you are into cooking, you would use parsley to bring about these benefits to your dish. It is good to know that parsley adds much more than color to your plate. Parsley has been around for more than 2000 years and boasts of some great health benefits. So, the next time you decide to garnish a dish with parsley, remember its health benefits.

Healthy Holiday Eating Habits for Seniors

Healthy Holiday Eating Habits for Seniors

Christmas is near and nothing says it’s merry than enjoying all the great foods prepared during this time. The cakes, roasted turkey, apple pies, plum puddings, and chocolate fudge and eggnog are all delicious and are so not healthy for you. Therefore, this is the season where you, as an active adult, should be careful about what you eat. Below are a few ways to stay healthy during the festive season.

Omega-3 Rich Oils Help Fight Macular Degeneration in 55+ Seniors

Macular degeneration, the gradual loss of central vision, is one of the leading causes of blindness among 55+ seniors. Macular degeneration occurs in two forms. These are dry macular degeneration and wet macular degeneration. There is no cure for dry macular degeneration and it occurs gradually. Wet macular degeneration occurs quickly and treatment is necessary upon the appearance of symptoms as this is more serious than dry macular degeneration. High blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, obesity, smoking and light exposure can increase your risk of macular degeneration. However, there is good news for those at high risk of macular degeneration. Scientists have found Omega-3 rich oils may help prevent the dysfunction in retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) responsible for macular degeneration and retinopathy.

Health Benefits for 55 + Active Adult Seniors

5 Health Benefits of Blueberries You Never Knew About

There are several fruits and vegetables that are extremely high in nutrients. Carrots contain beta-carotene good for eyesight, oranges contain Vitamin C and broccoli contains iron and other nutrients, etc. You may be aware that blueberries are extremely high in nutrients. It is packed high with antioxidants and Vitamin C. However, did you know, blueberries are excellent to fight aging, lowers blood pressure, protects the heart and boosts memory too? Well, they do.