What’s in a Name: The Meaning of Food Labels

I wrote a blog not too long ago, Understanding Food Labels: A Matter of Life and Health, and in my blog, I discussed the importance of reading and understanding the nutritional labels placed on our foods and drinks. I was recently asked about food labels and I thought this would be a great time toContinue reading “What’s in a Name: The Meaning of Food Labels”

All You Need to Know About Salmon and Its Health Benefits

I recently started eating salmon and I find that I truly enjoy this delicious seafood. As I started purchasing and preparing my salmon, I realized there are many things that I did not know about it. I always heard that salmon was good for you, but why? What are the benefits of eating salmon? IContinue reading “All You Need to Know About Salmon and Its Health Benefits”

The Importance of Dental Health for Adults

More than 1 in 4 (26%) adults in the United States have untreated tooth decay. Nearly half (46%) of all adults aged 30 years or older show signs of gum disease; severe gum disease affects about 9% of adults. Oral cancers are most common in older adults, particularly in people older than 55 years whoContinue reading “The Importance of Dental Health for Adults”

The Heart Health Benefits of Coffee

People consume coffee mostly to battle with the laziness of early morning or afternoon fatigue. However, it’s hard to imagine a day without coffee. It’s a gift from heaven. Caffeine perks you up and several antioxidants make you healthy and refresh you within minutes. Coffee is the most popular beverage but is drinking coffee goodContinue reading “The Heart Health Benefits of Coffee”

Why Water Is So Important to the Health of Your Aging Body

People seem to carry water bottles everywhere they go to remain hydrated. When your water intake is less than your water output, you become dehydrated. However, dehydration is a common problem in a warmer climate, during strenuous exercises, high altitudes, and with older adults. Dehydration is a severe condition leading to heat stokes, sudden death,Continue reading “Why Water Is So Important to the Health of Your Aging Body”