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How Fiber Will Make You Healthier

Senior Nutrition and Wellness: Most people know that fiber is very important for your health. The most commonly heard benefit from fiber is that it helps keep your bowel movements regular. This is very important, however, fiber has many more effects on your body. It can help you lose weight, fight off colds, control blood sugar, improve cholesterol, and increase satiety after a meal.

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Performance and Health Benefits from Coffee

Performance and Health Benefits from Coffee

Senior Nutrition and Wellness: If you’re planning on going to the gym try taking two large cups of coffee beforehand. In a study on lifters, the groups were split up into taking, coffee, decaf coffee, caffeine pills, and placebos. The group that performed the best in the before and after testing was the group that drank two cups of coffee before starting their workout. The coffee group outperformed the decaf and placebo group which was expected, however, they also outperformed the caffeine pill group. This shows that there’s more to coffee than just the caffeine. Coffee is loaded with antioxidants and other nutrients even though it’s very low in calories.

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Caring for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Care: When Ronald Regan announced to the world that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 1994, he joined one of approximately 2 million American’s suffering from this degenerative brain disease (Rothman, 2016). A little over twenty years later, we now have more than 5 million people who have been diagnosed and are in various stages of the disease process. Prolonged life expectancy, the number of baby-boomers reaching an older age, and the advances in science and early detection have all contributed to this increase. 

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Health Foods That are Not That Healthy

Senior Nutrition & Wellness: There are tons of foods that are marketed as healthy. Sometimes you need to pay a little extra attention to really figure out whether something is good for you or not so good for you. A lot of marketers realize that there is a big need for healthy foods, however, sometimes the claims are slightly over exaggerated. Some items named as healthy can be far from it. Foods that are truly healthy for you will not have a healthy label. For example, broccoli is not going to have a “low fat”, “high in fiber”, “Great source of vitamins”, “gluten free”, label on it because it’s broccoli and everybody knows it’s awesome for you. 

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3 Questions You May Have About Safety for an Aging Parent

Senior Home Safety in Tallahassee FL: Three Questions About Senior Safety

Questions are good. For those who have certain questions, either for themselves, for someone else, or even regarding the safety of an elderly family member, NOT asking them is the worst thing to do. Far too many people assume certain questions are considered ‘stupid,’ so they never ask them. When it comes to safety for…

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Improve Your Health Through Better Hydration

Senior Nutrition & Wellness: Hydration is very important for many physiological functions and especially at this time of the year. Proper hydration helps to digest food more efficiently, eliminate waste products from the body, control the temperature, make sure that joints move well, and that overall energy production is stable. Your hydration level also has a significant impact on cognitive performance.

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Tips for Maintaining Healthy Blood Sugar Levels

Keeping your blood sugar under control is very important for overall health. There are serious consequences whenever your blood sugar drops too low or gets too high. Usually, it is the consistently high blood sugar that causes the most common issues. Having a healthy metabolism is dependent on your ability to keep your blood glucose within a healthy range. People that struggle with blood sugar control have an increased risk for being overweight, type-2 diabetes, and other risk factors. Your body performs the best within the healthy blood sugar range. In this article, I will outline a few ways that you can help keep your blood sugar within control.

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