5 Diseases Nutrition Can Help Prevent

By Megan Ray  |  March 23, 2015

Some people may question why practicing proper nutrition is so important. Exactly what are the benefits of following a balanced diet and choosing foods high in nutrients and low in calories? Well, there are a variety of major health benefits, and one of them is preventing disease. Here are a few reasons why nutrition can impact your health.

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3 Great Recipes To Make With Collard Greens

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  January 28, 2015

If you keep up with the latest health food news, you may have heard that collard greens are the next best thing since kale. These leaves are packed with all sorts of beneficial nutrients, like vitamins A, K and C, as well as calcium, iron and magnesium. If you want to incorporate some collard greens into your diet, here are three easy recipes that use the latest and greatest superfood.

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3 Healthier Takes On S'mores

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  October 16, 2014

Is there anything more delectable and warming than a homemade s'more on a chilly day? Probably not, but another adjective that describes this classic treat is sugar-laden. If you're hankering for some delicious chocolate and marshmallow, swap out a traditional s'more for one of these great variations. They'll curb your craving while minimizing your sugar intake and sneaking in a few healthy nutrients.

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Chicken Can Improve Your Cardiovascular Health

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  September 17, 2014

Fruits and vegetables are essential components of a healthy diet for seniors, but protein is equally important for ensuring mental and physical health. Whether they prefer meats or legumes, seniors must be sure their food patterns are replete with this nutrient.

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Healthy Ways To Prepare Potatoes

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  August 6, 2014

Potatoes are among the most versatile of vegetables: They can be fried, baked, mashed and even roasted, producing an equally delicious dish each time. This scrumptious side option can also be paired with a variety of meats, including chicken, beef and fish, as well as a medley of other vegetables, like squash, onion and peas.

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Healthy And Nutritious Blueberry Muffins

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  August 4, 2014

Breakfast is widely regarded as the healthiest meal of the day. One fruit people generally enjoy during this time of day is blueberries. Seniors looking to take advantage of the numerous health benefits associated with blueberries should consider cooking muffins with this delicious fruit. 

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Gluten-Free Potato Salads For Summer

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  August 1, 2014

There are a variety of dishes best suited for your summertime festivities, but one staple side remains consistent throughout the majority of your celebrations: potato salad.

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Slimming Cheesecakes For Seniors

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  July 28, 2014

Cheesecakes are generally made with some of the most filling ingredients, including sugar, cream cheese, butter and vanilla. While this traditionally creamy concoction is both savory and delicious, these ingredients can wreak havoc on one's physical health. Indulging the sweet tooth every once in a while is alright, but seniors can always search for healthier recipes when baking their next cheesecake.

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