Wash Pesticides Off Fruits And Vegetables

Wash Pesticides Off Fruits And Vegetables TikTok is not short on trends, and one that went viral is how to clean pesticide residue off fruits and vegetables before eating them. One popular video recommended using baking soda, white vinegar, and specialty “produce washes.” While this may get rid of dirt and small bugs, the question … Continue reading “Wash Pesticides Off Fruits And Vegetables”

Live Long And Well

Live Long And Well When Elizabeth Francis celebrated her birthday in July, the Houston, Texas resident earned a title that few people have ever achieved: Francis is the oldest living person in Texas. Now, Francis’ age of 114 places her in the unique class of supercentenarians—people who are 110 years old or older. The great-great-grandmother … Continue reading “Live Long And Well”

People With Alzheimer’s Disease Deficient in These 5 Nutrients

People With Alzheimer’s Disease Deficient in These 5 Nutrients It’s a well-known fact that the brain needs essential vitamins and minerals to stay sharp during the aging process. For this reason, eating a variety of nutritious foods plays a role in staying physically healthy and preventing brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease. New research by … Continue reading “People With Alzheimer’s Disease Deficient in These 5 Nutrients”

The Secret To A Healthy Heart? It’s Not Running, Say Scientists

The Secret To A Healthy Heart? It’s Not Running, Say Scientists If you enjoy gardening, then you know the physical effort it takes to raise fruits and vegetables. Digging, planting, weeding, and watering are all part of the process, but it’s worth it when the produce comes out of the ground and onto your plate. … Continue reading “The Secret To A Healthy Heart? It’s Not Running, Say Scientists”

Does Microwaving Food Lower Its Nutritional Value?

Does Microwaving Food Lower Its Nutritional Value? The microwave oven is the go-to appliance for everything from preparing a full-course meal to reheating leftovers. The time-saving appliance was introduced in the 1950s, and by 2000—half a century later—microwave ovens were in 90 percent of U.S. houses. A microwave is fast, convenient, and gets the job … Continue reading “Does Microwaving Food Lower Its Nutritional Value?”

Tips on Eating Right

Tips on Eating Right The familiar phrase, “you are what you eat,” holds for people of all ages, especially adults over 50. Why is this so? Because studies have shown that your metabolism, which helps the body convert food into energy, slows down as you age. This means the body burns fewer calories, and it’s … Continue reading “Tips on Eating Right”

Improving Mood With Food

Improving Mood With Food Now that winter is here, it’s time to layer your clothing, bundle up in blankets, and find ways to boost your serotonin, a chemical considered key to preventing depression. The cloudy days, freezing temperatures, and lack of sun are all part of the winter season. So, it’s natural to feel blue … Continue reading “Improving Mood With Food”

Gardening: Get Started Now

Gardening: Get Started Now It’s never too late to take up gardening. Not only will you reap the benefits of having fresh vegetables on your plate or colorful flowers and ornamental plants decorating your yard, but you may be prolonging your life. Studies show that older adults can get as much physical activity planting seeds, … Continue reading “Gardening: Get Started Now”

Spinach That Can Send Emails to Warn Us About Climate Change

Spinach That Can Send Emails to Warn Us About Climate Change Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are proving that spinach plants are more than just a good source of nutrients and something that gives salads a vibrant color. It may seem hard to believe, but the MIT researchers have discovered how to … Continue reading “Spinach That Can Send Emails to Warn Us About Climate Change”

Gardening: Start gardening in the winter for spring

Gardening: Start gardening in the winter for spring During the winter months, avid gardeners start counting down the days until they can begin their spring planting. It’s disappointing for some when fall comes because that means putting the yard to bed for the winter, hanging up the gardening tools, and closing the shed door. But, … Continue reading “Gardening: Start gardening in the winter for spring”