Food & Nutrition

The Real-Life Biggest Loser

July 1, 2017 | Patricia Wuest

There is a lot of evidence that “yo-yo dieting” is not only harmful but seems to be inevitable for many folks. Is it is possible to lose weight and keep most of it off? According to new research on 3,000 participants in the National Weight Control Registry, yes, it is — but you have to […]


Smart Fat

May 1, 2017 | Patricia Wuest

Low-fat diets that get rid of “bad” or saturated fats — the fat found in things we love to eat like french fries, processed foods, cakes, cookies, ice cream, thick steaks, and cheese — is a good thing for your heart. But it’s also important to eat foods that contain the so-called “good” fats. These […]


Berry Good For You!

November 3, 2016 | Patricia Wuest

Fresh berries are some of the most powerful — and delicious — disease-fighting foods available. That’s because they are rich in antioxidants that fight cell damage in your body. The terms “antioxidants” and “free radicals” are ones you’ve probably read or heard about, but if you don’t quite understand them, you’re not alone. Simply put: […]


A Bite to Eat

June 10, 2016 | Patricia Wuest

Have you been feeling sluggish, a little blue or tired lately? The donut you had for breakfast may be one of the culprits. For older adults, adopting a healthy diet will keep you mentally sharp, help you resist illness and disease, and stimulate your energy levels. “Good nutrition is critical to overall health and well-being,” […]