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
Almonds are a perfect mix of tasty and healthy besides being versatile enough to make irresistible snacks with. Here is a simple almond snack recipe you can prepare at home. This simple recipe will help Read More
Golden Milk (Turmeric Milk) is chock-full of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds. Creamy, easy golden milk with dairy-free milk, ginger, turmeric, and coconut oil. Naturally sweetened, incredibly healthy, and so delicious. It’s a healthy recipe and Read More
Fermented foods are known for helping the body fight off viruses by keeping your gut health in check, and miso is full of them as it’s made from fermented soybeans. To really up the benefits, this soup Read More
Bone broth is the liquid that is leftover after you simmer meaty bones and connective tissue in water for an extended period of time. In addition to bones, connective tissue and joints, bone broths often 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.