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nutrition

USDA Pyramid and 2011 MyPlate

A Rainbow of Benefits

You’ve been told to eat fruits and vegetables because they’re good for you.  The United States Department of Agriculture changed the food pyramid to a plate in 2011 and recommends that half of  the plate be filled with fruits and vegetables.  Why this change?  Why do we need to eat so […]
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Eat These 9 Foods to Protect Your Brain

It’s important to protect and nourish our brains as we age.  This article focuses on specific foods that can have a positive impact on our brain health throughout our lifetime. These foods help protect against inflammatory cytokines that are released in response to stress.  Cytokines are chemicals produced by the […]
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Older golfer, staying heart smart

Tips for Eating Heart Healthy

A Healthy Diet and Physical Activity Promote Heart Health Heart disease, defined as plaque buildup in the walls of the arteries, is now the leading cause of death in the US for both men and women.  Excess plaque causes the arteries to narrow and makes it more difficult for blood […]
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The Nutrition Benefits of Eating in a Social Environment

The Importance of Nutrition for Seniors At every stage of life, adequate nutrition and overall health need to be kept top of mind.  While many focus on eating less and losing weight, the elderly population has different considerations when it comes to food and nutrition.  Throughout the aging process, eating […]
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Nutrition: How Assisted Living Addresses the Needs of Aging Adults

There are several nutrition issues to consider in order to maintain optimal health.  Preparing meals to meet optimum health requirement may become more challenging due to the many changes bodies go through as we age. Weight gain Over time, our metabolism slows down and caloric needs decrease.  However, we still […]
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