Experts Rank Mediterranean Diet as the Best

For the sixth straight year, the Mediterranean diet has been ranked as the best overall diet for health and wellbeing, according to U.S. News & World Report. Concerns about healthy aging came into play this time, the magazine said – … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Study Links Junk Food to Brain Decline

Packaged, ultra-processed foods are convenient and tasty. They’re handy to have around the house for the grandkids or for snacking. But they’re not good for us – not for our bodies OR our brains. We’re talking hot dogs, burgers, sausages, … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Balance the Big Meal with Your Exercise Goals

The average holiday meal can contain 4,500 calories, according to the Calorie Control Council, which advocates for healthy lifestyles. If you’re trying to measure the pleasure against your hard-won exercise gains, here’s a guide to learn how much yumminess you’ve … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Healthy Holiday Hacks to Keep You on Track

Not to be a total Grinch here, but… The holidays can really screw everything up Think about it. From sometime around Halloween (all that candy) through January 1 (the hangover), we’re encouraged to: Throw our routines and habits out the … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Easy Ways to Get Enough Protein after 50

Our bodies keep changing as we age, and we need to pay attention to what we eat in new ways. For example, after age 50 or so, people need to eat a little more protein than before. Yet this is … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Track Your Snacking While You Prepare Holiday Meals

The holiday season presents lots of challenges to your healthy eating habits. Lots of people cook large meals, with multiple side dishes, to share with visiting family and friends. When you’re not cooking, you might be baking a variety of … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Why There’s No ‘Low Protein’ Diet

You’ve heard of low-carb diets and low-fat diets. But you’ve probably never heard of anyone telling you to avoid eating protein –especially after age 50 or so, when we need to double our efforts to get enough of it. You … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

‘Plant – Based’ Eating Leaves Plenty of Healthy Room

It used to be simple when discussing dietary lifestyle choices. You were a meat-eater or a vegetarian, right? Then came more extremes –“whole food” eating that eliminates processed food, and veganism that cuts out all animal products. But now, not … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

How to Read a Nutrition Label on Food

When it comes to eating right, a little basic information goes a long way. Nutritional labels on food can help us make better choices about what we eat, whatever our diet or fitness goals might be. Lower salt? Yep. More … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Switch to These Snacks to Make Sure You’re Getting Enough Protein

Are you getting enough protein? It’s a question that becomes more relevant later in life. That’s partly because older adults often lose their appetite and good eating habits, but also because of an inescapable truth about aging. People lose muscle … [CLICK TO READ MORE]