healthy eating

Eating Done Right: Oatmeal – Food of the Week

Posted on 05/14/2013 by |Fat to Fit | Comments

Personal HealthFor sheer versatility, oatmeal is hard to beat. Besides serving as a hearty breakfast cereal, oatmeal can be added to meat loaf or baked in cookies, cakes, bread, muffins and scones. Oatmeal can also be ground in a blender to create oat flour that can be used as a coating for fish or chicken. Oatmeal is credited with numerous health benefits. Regularly consuming oatmeal lowers cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of heart disease. Oatmeal also enhances the immune system’s …

Losing Weight After 50: Is “Intermittent Eating” Right For You?

Posted on 03/28/2013 by |Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionI don’t believe in dieting. I do believe in eating well: lots of dark, leafy greens (kale is my favorite!); small amounts of red meat; as little of the “white stuff” (sugar, white potatoes, white rice) as possible; nuts (especially calcium-rich almonds); legumes; and huge amounts of water and green tea (with some coffee in the morning and a little heart-healthy red wine in the evening thrown in for good measure!). What has this way of eating done for me? …

Healthy Surprise: Low-Calorie Menus Spur More Profits

Posted on 02/13/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal Health“Healthy” doesn’t sell, the restaurant chains said. Low-cal items always tank, the fast-food places whined. Well, guess what? Turns out “healthy” does sell. A new study finds that fast-food and casual restaurant chains that offer lower-calorie options are seeing higher profits and more customers, while those that don’t, aren’t. Simple as that. Not only are Americans ordering fewer portions of french fries, the study shows, they’re going for smaller main-dish portions and shunning sugary drinks. The analysis of 21 chains …

Mmm Mmm Tasty: Hearty Brussels Sprout Soup For Cold Days

Posted on 01/11/2013 by |All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50. | Comments

Personal HealthHello again from Lenise. I wanted to share something special with you today… Becoming more health-conscious and trying to eat the recommended daily allowances of 3 to 5 servings of vegetables and 2 to 3 servings of fruits per day can be pretty cumbersome. One smart way to achieve this is to juice the fruit and soup the veggies. Brussels sprouts (yuck, who eats those?) are actually super healthy. At just 8 calories per serving, they’re low in cholesterol and saturated …

How Much Fat Should You Eat?

Posted on 12/6/2012 by |Fat to Fit | Comments

Personal HealthThe amount of information and advice swirling around us on how much and what kind of fat to eat is enough to make a person dizzy. We’re told some fats are bad for us (saturated fats and trans-fats) and others are good for us (monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats and omega-3 fats). Some diet experts, such as Dr. Dean Ornish, suggest a low-fat diet. Others, such as the Atkins diet, promote a high-fat diet. According to the following studies, however, even …

A Modern Family: Bringing Generations Together for Dinner

Posted on 11/20/2012 by |Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeIn the three years I’ve known Arthur, we’ve never once sat at his dinner table — until last Thursday. We’ve eaten together plenty, don’t you worry. Food is very much a part of our visits. On my walks from work to his apartment, I usually pick up something for us to share — Vietnamese summer rolls, maybe, or cheese and a baguette. If the weather permits, we go to the farmer’s market nearby or to the food trucks lined up …