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Nutrition & Recipes

7 Tips for Making Nutritious Smoothies

Smoothies can be a quick and delicious way to add fruits, vegetables, and protein to your daily diet. With careful planning, you can make smoothies at home that taste delicious while still being good for you. Here are a few tips for doing so.

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The Health Benefits of Watermelon

As the weather heats up, so does our need for healthy snacks. A ripe, juicy watermelon satisfies your thirst and goes the extra mile toward helping maintain a healthy diet. But did you know that not only does this picnic staple taste delicious, but is also rich in lycopene and Vitamin C?

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Summer Picnic Planning Suggestions for Older Adults

One of the best parts of summer is spending time enjoying a cookout with friends or a picnic at a local park. In honor of National Picnic Month, we share tips for planning the perfect picnic and for making sure your food stays safe on a hot summer day.

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Tips for Shopping Farmers’ Markets

A farmers’ market is a great place to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables as well as fun produced goods, like baked items, jams, and cheeses. How can you make the most of your weekly trip to the farmers’ market? We have a few tips to help you master the market.

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Switch Out the Salt!

As we age, our metabolism slows down, senses weaken, and chronic health conditions are more apt to surface. While we can’t control our genes, we can control what we put in our bodies. A great place to start is reducing the amount of salt in your diet.

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Diabetes-Friendly Baking Tips

Managing and planning menus is an essential step for controlling diabetes. Many people with diabetes find baking to be especially challenging. We offer tips on ingredient substitutions and places where to find recipes so you can bake diabetes-friendly foods without sacrificing taste.

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Are Vegan Diets Safe for Seniors?

Plant-based diets are trendy with people of all ages. Everyone from teens to seniors has adopted this lifestyle for a variety of reasons. In honor of National Nutrition Awareness Month, celebrated this March, we share some insight on the benefits of a plant-based diet for older adults.

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Good Nutrition Tips for Seniors

Although older adults may not need the same number of calories as they did when they were younger, good nutrition is still important, especially later in life. We offer good nutrition tips for incorporating proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water into their diets.

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Serve Up Hearty Soup

With falling temps across the country, it’s no surprise that January is recognized as National Soup Month. Soups — like Classic Vegetable — are a great meal option for older adults because they add more veggies into your diet during a time of year when they are often lacking.

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Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

The holidays are a time for celebrating with family and friends. It’s also a time when people struggle to keep off the extra pounds that come with endless food options and irregular eating habits. We offer 10 steps you can take to make healthy eating choices and avoid weight gain.

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Bowl of cranberry sauce and fresh cranberries

Crazy for Cranberries

With the holidays fast approaching, cranberries will be popping up in numerous recipes, including cranberry sauce. But store-bought varieties can be laden with sugar. So we offer a slimmed-down version that gives you all the health benefits of cranberries but without the guilt.

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Stack of multigrain pancakes with blueberries

Let’s Hear It for Whole Grains!

Older adults who eat whole grains as part of a healthy diet reduce their risk of chronic diseases. When it comes to good-for-you foods, it’s hard to beat the benefits! In celebration of September’s National Whole Grains Month, whip up a batch of healthy, tasty Multigrain Pancakes.

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