Healthy eating habits matter. Food dominates our lives, a necessity that directly fuels our health, even our vitality and independence as we get older. The choices we make can improve arthritis, create resilience instead of broken bones if we fall, help us fight off sickness and even live longer lives… or tip the scale in the opposite direction.…
Read More

As we discover more and more about the link between diet and wellness, it’s becoming obvious that healthy living starts with the foods we consume. What we eat, how often we eat and how much we eat are the foundation of good health, fueling our ability to remain vital and active during retirement. It’s essential. It can be difficult to eat right on some days, though, as we rush through our priorities and multitask.…
Read More

Our fast-paced world bombards us with distractions, which can make it difficult to focus on one thing at a time, like eating. “Mindful eating,” aims to refocus our attention on the experience of eating and enjoying our food. Most of us don’t pay enough attention to what we’re eating, how much we’re consuming, or to the tastes, smells, thoughts, and feelings associated with food.…
Read More

Check out these top diets It seems everyone has a new diet to try, and chances are that they’re more fad than fantastic. But research shows that some diets actually can give you the health benefits you need while also being pretty tasty. Check out three diets that health experts recommend. DASH DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is a lifelong approach to healthy eating designed to help treat or prevent high blood pressure (hypertension). …
Read More

I’ve been reading about turmeric and its healing properties. What can you tell me about it? The ancient spice turmeric is enjoying a golden moment in nutrition circles these days and for good reason. The yellow-hued staple of East Indian cuisine contains curcumin, a substance researchers have found possesses significant anti-inflammatory properties.…
Read More

Breast cancers are attributed to being overweight and obesity Cancer-fighting foods Broccoli Canola oil Cauliflower Citrus fruit Fish, high in omega-3 fatty acids Flaxseed oil Low-fat yogurt Salmon/tuna Tomatoes Walnuts Whole grains/beans   Foods to avoid Butter Cheeses made with whole milk Fatty meats Fried foods Lard Palm and/or coconut oil Processed foods Shortening Whole milk A healthy, nutritious diet is the best defense against breast cancer While being diagnosed with breast cancer can be devastating news, today’s medical advances and the amount of information available about the disease can make living with—and surviving it—possible.…
Read More

The holiday season just wouldn’t be quite as delightful without some special, baked goodies using recipes that have often been handed-down from mom, grandma and even great-grandma. But with just a few tasty tweaks, these yummy treats can become healthier.  Here’s how: Instead of butter, use equal parts cinnamon-flavored no-sugar-added applesauce. Instead of sugar, use a lower-calorie sugar substitute or half the sugar.…
Read More

Understanding factors that can affect your weight is critical to your overall health We asked our Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing expert – Rhonda Zonoozi, exercise physiologist and certified health coach – to offer advice for successful weight-loss or weight maintenance in 2016.  Here’s what she had to say: Besides the obvious – eating more calories than you burn – what are some other factors that can cause weight gain?…
Read More

What are the health benefits of kale? It’s is a dark-green leafy vegetable chock full of vitamins and minerals. Considered a “super food” by many nutrition experts – kale contains folate, which improves brain health; calcium, which strengthens bones; and fiber, which helps manage blood pressure and digestion. Kale also is also high in iron and antioxidants.…
Read More