Not so long ago, avocados were a seasonal delicacy in most of the country, and when they were available, their high fat content scared away health-conscious consumers. With loosened import rules from Mexico, however, sales of Hass avocados (about 95% of the US market) have more than doubled in the
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The Need for Nutrient Density
Another concept emphasized in the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) is nutrient density. You need to consume nutrient-dense foods and beverages to get enough of the nutrients you need without consuming too many calories. Aim to get as much nutritional “bang” for your caloric “bucks”
Do you enjoy beer more than wine? Most people have heard that red wine reduces the risk of heart disease, but beer is healthy too. However, keep it moderate as overconsumption is a cause of high triglycerides.
What is Sleep Hygiene?
Sleep hygiene is the term specialists use for good habits that promote sleep. These include keeping regular hours, even on weekends and vacations, and going to bed at the same time and waking at the same time every day to keep your sleep schedule consistent. A nighttime
The gym treadmill is one of the best fitness tools for seniors. Its handrails, smooth surface, inside environment, and versatility make it a safe and easy way for older adults to get their minimum 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week.
“Treadmills can target the key muscle groups that seniors need
Something as small as a tablespoon or two of oil can have a big impact on your health. Flavorful oils like olive, flaxseed, canola, and coconut can jazz up all kinds of meals while serving up numerous benefits for seniors.
“These oils are an essential component of any well-rounded diet, and
The many health benefits of avocado include better nutrient absorption, healthy aging (DNA protection), decreased risk of cancer and more. It should certainly be on everyone’s personal top five “super food” list!