Senior Eats

Bring on the veggies and fruit

Jan 15th, 2019 | By
Bring on the veggies and fruit

Ample fruits and vegetables in the diet is essential throughout the entire lifespan, including in older adults. In fact, seniors who consume more fruits and veggies lower their risk of numerous chronic diseases and are expected to live longer, especially in combination with regular physical activity. Older adults should consume approximately two cups of fruits
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How the keto diet can help you lose weight

Jan 2nd, 2019 | By
How the keto diet can help you lose weight

You’ve probably heard about the popular “keto” diet in the news this year. What’s it all about, and is it healthy? “Keto” is short for ketogenesis, which is the production and build-up of ketones. Ketones are a byproduct of fat metabolism, and they are increased when carbohydrates are restricted and the body is forced to
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10 things to eat for better cholesterol balance

Dec 11th, 2018 | By
10 things to eat for better cholesterol balance

Cholesterol generally has a poor stigma. But unlike popular belief, the body needs cholesterol. The waxy substance is found in the body’s cells and is required to produce vital hormones along with vitamin D and bile. Additionally, cholesterol can be further divided into “bad” and “good” cholesterol – “bad” cholesterol, known as low-density lipoprotein (LDL),
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Fat (yes, fat) is part of a healthy diet

Nov 21st, 2018 | By
Fat (yes, fat) is part of a healthy diet

When it comes to senior nutrition, or a healthy diet in general, the encouragement of dietary fat may cause some head-scratching. But with fat being one of the three core macronutrients (carbohydrate and protein being the other two), it is absolutely imperative for human health. Additionally, dietary fat does not necessarily lead to fat accumulation
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