Category Archives: Food and Nutrition

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?

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.

Five Reasons to Go Nuts with Nuts

The reputation of nuts has undergone a major change over the past decade or so. Touted as fatty food, in the past, today nuts are considered healthy and even diet-friendly. So, what do you know… Who do I believe? I needed to find answers about nuts and whether they were good for me before I started eating them. After all, I didn’t want to drop dead of a heart attack or something because I read somewhere that nuts were good for me and began eating it in earnest. So, here’s what I gathered…