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]

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]

Do you sabotage your efforts with food?

Why is it we could do such a great job of getting to the gym (or at home) and work out, then sabotage our effort by eating poorly? You spend an hour working out doing strength training and cardio and … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

How to Get the Most Out of a Trip to the Farmers Market

It is the beginning of the summer season; warm weather and fresh produce are becoming abundant. Farmers markets are a great place to go and spend a summer afternoon shopping for farm fresh fruits and vegetables. However, they can be … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

How many types of apples do you know?

This season I am helping out in the Apple Shop at Shelburne Farm in Stow, MA.  Shelburne Farm is at the end of my street and many of my neighbors help out during the season.  I am amazed at how … [CLICK TO READ MORE]