Shelter-in-place orders during the coronavirus pandemic have brought our attention to the need to create healthy and nutritious routines at home. Some are baking, some are growing gardens, and others are taking charge of their Read More
Building our immunity is important as we fight the COVID-19 virus. “The wall of the gut houses the largest collection of the cells that make up the immune system, a fact that comes as a Read More
Delicious, filling salads don’t require a recipe so much as a smart template and plenty of fresh inspiration and ingredients, which is precisely how this chopped chickpea salad comes together. Chickpeas: Canned chickpeas are our Read More
We are all looking to find ways to support our immune system. Eating extra helpings of fruits and veggies is one way, and adding a regular supplement routine is another. But this time of year Read More
One of the most important ways to stay healthy is to adopt habits that strengthen immunity. That means getting enough sleep, managing stress, being active, washing your hands properly, and yes, eating well. While no Read More
In the current climate, health is on everyone’s minds and we are all thinking “How can I avoid catching the coronavirus?” We are washing our hands incessantly, maintaining social distancing of six feet away from each Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to place older Americans at an increased risk for poor nutrition and its negative health impacts, according to a national coalition of more than 100 organizations and stakeholders working to defeat older adult Read More
Fatigue; we all get it from time to time. Stress, work, the kids, keeping up the house, it all adds up. All that running around can leave you exhausted, tired, irritable and cranky. Fortunately, nature Read More
(Family Features) From breakfasts to salads, desserts and beyond, fruit is unique in its ability to add both flavor and nutrition to family-favorite dishes. As you look for ways to incorporate produce in your family’s Read More
Although vitamins are “vital” nutrients required for life that, in most cases, cannot be synthesized by the body, vitamin C stands out because, in addition to humans, there are few animals that actually lack this Read More
An important part of boosting immunity is following the tips in the food and recipes we include in this section. Like any fighting force, the immune system army marches on its stomach. Healthy immune system warriors need good, regular nourishment. Scientists have long recognized that people who live in poverty and are malnourished are more vulnerable to infectious diseases. For example, researchers don’t know whether any particular dietary factors, such as processed foods or high simple sugar intake, will have adversely affect immune function. There are still relatively few studies of the effects of nutrition on the immune system of humans.
There appears to be a connection between nutrition and immunity in the elderly. How to prepare food and recipes is important. A form of malnutrition that is surprisingly common even in affluent countries is known as “micronutrient malnutrition.” Micronutrient malnutrition, in which a person is deficient in some essential vitamins and trace minerals that are obtained from or supplemented by diet, can happen in the elderly. Older people tend to eat less and often have less variety in their diets. One important question is whether dietary supplements may help older people maintain a healthier immune system. Older people should discuss this question with their doctor.