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Recent research from the Kahn Academy revealed that the brain is like a muscle, and like any other muscle it gets stronger - and smarter - with the proper nutrition. When it comes to senior dining, especially among those with dementia or Alzheimer's disease, the right diet can actually help delay memory loss.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and selecting the right dish can go a long way toward staying healthy.
Everyone has their favorite Thanksgiving traditions, often involving family recipes and special twists. However, some staple dishes may come with hidden calories. Slight changes can make your favorite foods a little healthier and possibly a bit tastier as well.
Fruits and vegetables are key pieces of a healthy diet, but many adults still don't get enough. In fact, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that fewer than 1 in 7 adults eat the daily recommended amount of fruits. And fewer than 1 in 10 get the appropriate amount of vegetables. This data is disappointing because fruits and vegetables can help to lower the risk of many health conditions including Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and even some forms of cancer. When it comes to senior nutrition, eating fruits and vegetables is extra important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
If you haven't already heard, you'll probably discover soon that there's a serious shortage of eggs causing breakfast lovers across the U.S. to rethink their morning meals. Here's what you should know about the current shortage and a few recipes to help you get your daily dose of protein without your favorite breakfast food.
We've all been warned of the things to avoid if we want to age healthily and live a longer life. Cigarettes, alcohol and too much sun have all been demonstrated to have adverse effects on skin, heart and brain health, as well as general wellness. But recent studies have revealed that there's an additional substance that may be just as harmful - soda. The bubbly beverage is a favorite among kids and adults alike, but there's evidence to suggest it may be doing more harm than good.
Don't let your extra apples to go waste this fall. Whether you bought too many at the store or have an excess after apple-picking, there are a couple easy ways to use up your extra produce. These simple recipes are healthy and delicious and make great snacks for holiday gatherings.