Nutrition Articles

Listen to your gut: Good health requires good digestion
Heartburn, constipation, nausea and diarrhea can be your digestive track’s way of telling you to pay attention to what you eat. You’re wise to listen to your gut (as well as to the other parts of your digestive system.)
Good nutrition makes sense for older adults
It’s not surprising that people find the barrage of nutrition information in the media confusing and hard to follow. However, you can make a difference in your health by making common sense changes in your diet. Click here to review nutrition information
Eating healthy as we age doesn't have to bust the food budget
Eating well on a budget can be challenging, especially for older adults living on a fixed income. But cost-conscious grocery shoppers don't have to skimp on nutrition.
Older adults can eat well even when eating alone
Older adults may find they have little incentive to eat well when there's no one else to share their table. Living alone can be as much a barrier to healthy eating as illness, financial difficulties and a lack of mobility. Here are some tips for healthier, more enjoyable solo eating.
Improve your nutrition by learning to understand food labels
Most people know that a good diet means eating more fruits and vegetables and fewer curly fries and doughnuts. But the healthy choice isn’t always so clear when buying packaged foods. Just what does "light" mean anyway? The key is in the food label - those little boxes of numbers, nutrients and ingredients that tell you what's in the box.
Varied diet a better bet for seniors than low-carb fad
In the media, on food labels, even at the backyard barbecue, “low-carb” has become the new diet buzzword. Forget fat-free. Go ahead, eat that steak, cheese and butter, but stay away from bread and pasta and sugars, the real villains when it comes to weight gain. Or so the theory goes. But are high-protein/low-carbohydrate diets really good for people in the long-run - especially for those over the age of 60?
Older adults more vulnerable to foodborne illnesses
The National Food and Drug Administration estimates that 2 to 3 percent of the millions of foodborne illnesses in the United States each year lead to secondary long-term illnesses, including kidney failure, arthritis and meningitis.