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When it comes to fueling your body in the morning, it's important to pick the healthy, beneficial foods that will keep you energized throughout the day.
A healthy diet that includes all major food groups isn't just good for the body, it's also great for the mind. According to the National Institute on Aging, a balanced diet that includes fruits, vegetables and whole grains is highly beneficial to brain health. Other carbohydrates, such as refined sugar, have the opposite effect.
What better way to embrace springtime than by cooking with the fresh produce you've been growing in your garden? As this new season greets you and your family members, you'll be spending more time enjoying the sunshine and warm weather. And let's face it, throwing the perfect outdoor get-together is nothing without providing delicious appetizers!
Arthritis can be a very debilitating condition that affects many seniors. Happily, there are a number of different foods that come with natural anti-inflammatory elements that can help minimize the symptoms or pain associated with the condition.
According to a recent article published in Medical News Today, the American Chemical Society shared results gathered from analyzing 24 studies that explored the effects natural products have on neurogenerative diseases - Alzheimer's disease in particular.
Salmon offers more than just a savory flavor that makes for a tasty dinner. The fish provides a wide range of nutrients and health benefits. According to Healthyeating.org, it's a great source of vitamin B12, vitamin D, potassium and selenium. Salmon is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids and protein, and has been linked to benefits like enhanced cognitive function and reduced joint inflammation, making it an ideal component of elder nutrition. As March is National Nutrition Month, introduce more of this delicious and healthy fish to your diet with these quick and easy recipes.
Frequently featured during summer afternoon socials, our chef at Sunrise of Clayton, MO, created this appetizer by combining watermelon, a classic summer fruit, with some tomatoes and peppers found in the community garden. The result is this refreshing, seasonal dish that is a favorite among our residents.