Tags : Nutrition

Blushing Beauties

7 red foods to love, according to dietitians. Love is in the air, so let’s color our plates with heart-healthy red foods this month. Red foods offer the bold and powerful colors of the season, and they come jam-packed with a bevy of health benefits. From soft and crunchy to sweet and savory, these ruby […]Read More

The Right Bite

Oral health may decline with age, but nutritional needs do not Christine Wehrli, of Naperville, says that her mom has never been the best teeth brusher. Now age 93, her mom can no longer eat some of her favorite dishes. “She loves lamb chops but can’t chew meat very well anymore,” Wehrli says. Her chewing challenges […]Read More

Dementia and Nutrition

9 tips to keep your loved one eating well with dementia When you think about side effects of dementia, eating probably isn’t one of the first issues to come to mind. But for a disease that impacts every area of a person’s life, mealtime definitely takes a hit. Over time, dementia may cause changes in […]Read More

Breakfast Boost with Med-Style Diet

Start the day with the delicious flavors of the Mediterranean — fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, lean proteins, healthy fats — and you’re doing it right. Eating a Mediterranean (Med) style breakfast is not only nourishing and satisfying, it’s important for health, performance, mindset, and the environment. The Med-style diet is recommended by many […]Read More

Eating for Your Age

A healthy aging diet Let’s face it: Nutrition needs evolve as we age. And healthy eating is important for healthy aging. A healthy diet and lifestyle can help prevent inflammation, obesity, and chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes. These conditions can lead to imbalances in the gut microbiome, which can create a domino effect […]Read More

5 Steps to Cut Back on Added Sugar

Let’s face it, sugar is a hot health topic these days. The average American eats almost 270 calories in added sugar every day — about 13% of total daily calories, according to data from the recent “What We Eat in America” National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The majority of that sugar comes from sugar-sweetened […]Read More