Senior Healthy Eating this Fall

Senior Healthy Eating this Fall

Healthy Fall Foods for Seniors (and Care Providers!) Fall is the most beautiful time of year for many Americans. It’s also one of the most delicious. Harvest season is a time of abundance, with many of our country’s tastiest staples in season. For those of us in the senior care industry, it’s also a fantastic opportunity to get seniors eating healthier. Simply put, there are all kinds of healthy fall foods for seniors. Senior Healthy Eating this Fall And of course, it’s not just seniors who benefit from harvest season. Even senior care providers — whether you’re a family caregiver

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Five Super Nutrients That Help You Age Well

Parents often use the adage "You are what you eat!" to encourage children to make healthy food choices, but the saying is equally true for mature adults. Providing your body with a variety of nutrients lets you feel your best, and may even prevent disease and help you live longer. Allison Tannis is a nutritionist, author and professional consultant. She believes that aging well means eating well. She recommends these five super nutrients to help baby boomers and older adults age well and stay healthy. 1. Omega-3s "It can be hard to see fat as healthy, but omega-3 fatty acids

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Eating for Your Brain as a Senior

Age in Place

Certain foods may push back against cognitive decline. Adding whole plant foods, including fruits and vegetables, beans and whole grains, to your diet can help cut cholesterol. Eating for Your Brain as a Senior If you could keep your brain sharp and stave off dementia with specific foods, you'd probably grab your grocery list. Well, start writing. Whether it's due to their ability to fight off harmful free radicals, keep brain blood vessels clear of debris or because of an evolutionary boost from plant-based chemicals, a variety of foods appear to give aging brains a healthy edge. Berries, Coleslaw and Your Brain The MIND diet, introduced early last

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5 Healthy Foods You Should be Eating

5 Healthy Foods You Should be Eating Many of us are looking for fresh ways to lead healthier lifestyles and eat nutritiously, without having to sacrifice flavor. You may already be eating fruits and veggies, like broccoli and bananas, but here are five nutritional superstars you should be piling on your plate if you aren’t already: 5 Healthy Foods You Should be Eating Lentils. Lentils may look like the runt of the legume family, but don’t be fooled. These are rich in dietary fiber and are a good source of iron and folate, which collectively help reduce the risk of heart

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