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]

Workouts and Diet Make Gains Against Diabetes

Lee Bacchi went on and off the exercise wagon for decades – not really training with a purpose, but going to the gym sometimes. That continued even after he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes more than 20 years ago. … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Eat the Rainbow for 5 Servings of Fruits & Vegetables

Here’s a fun way to make sure you’re getting the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Just eat the rainbow every day! Fruits and vegetables come in all colors, not just green. So make an effort to eat something … [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]

Choose Healthy Foods to Stay Strong

It’s important to remember the basics of good nutrition as we mature. Our bodies change. So do our lifestyles and desires.  Here are a few tips from the National Institute on Aging to keep in mind. Drink plenty of liquids. … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Stay Aware of Your Changing Nutrition Needs

Have you noticed that the older you get, the harder it is to stay at a proper weight? Or, has your doctor told you to change your diet because she’s concerned about your blood pressure or your chances of developing … [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]