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Heart Health Risks of Hidden Sugar in Your Diet

As a nation, we’ve become more aware of the dangers associated with a diet that contains too much sugar. From type 2 diabetes to obesity, sugar is linked to a variety of health conditions. Even if you cut back on cookies, cakes, candy, and sugary drinks, you might still be consuming more sugar than you think.

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Healthy Snack Ideas for Older Adults

The more we learn about nutrition, the more we understand the important role it plays in aging well. Eating a well-balanced diet means consuming meals rich in fruits, vegetables, lean protein, nuts, and legumes. It also means avoiding red meat, processed foods, and sugary treats.

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What Blue Zone Research Tells Us about Aging Well

September is Healthy Aging Month! It’s intended to encourage people to learn more about wellness and what you need to do to live a longer, healthier life. While genetics play a role in achieving that goal, researchers say lifestyle matters most.

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10 Healthy Make-Ahead Meals for Seniors and Caregivers

If you care for a senior loved one, your days are probably very busy. It isn’t uncommon for caregivers to work outside the home while also raising a family of their own. When time is short, eating a well-balanced diet becomes more difficult to do. Convenience foods and fast food restaurants are a quick solution, but they are not usually very healthy.

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The Power of the Peach: 6 Health Benefits of Stone Fruits

Summer is a great time to add more fruit to your diet. In most parts of the country, fruit is at its peak during the warmer months of the year. This includes the stone fruits, or fruits with a stone—also known as a pit—inside. They include peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums, and cherries.

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Sunrise's Fortified Foods Program Helps Residents Maintain Healthy Weight

A robust diet is key to enjoying a healthy life. But for seniors, a variety of circumstances can make it challenging to eat the full amount of recommended nutrients that our aging bodies need each day. This can lead to loss of weight, which may affect a senior’s overall health and quality of life.

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The Vegan Diet: What Older Adults Should Know

It’s no secret that America is in the midst of an obesity crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one third of our country’s population is considered to be obese. Obesity is linked to higher incidences of heart disease, cancer, stroke, acid reflux, and type 2 diabetes.

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6 Food Safety Tips for Your Summer Picnic

July is National Picnic Month! While most families don’t need an excuse to host a picnic on a sunny summer day, you do need to be aware of a few potential safety issues.

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