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  1. Help a Loved One Eat Right

    It may take a little work to figure out what's keeping your loved one from eating, but once you do, you can help. Two experts -- Mary Fennell Lyles, MD, and geriatrics dietitian Dixie Yow, RD, offer these tips to make sure your loved one is getting the nutrition they need.    "You have to investigat

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  2. Power-Packed Recipes for Maximum Nutrition

    Eating right is important no matter what age you are. You can feel better, have more energy, reduce the risk of disease and stay healthy by choosing nutrient-rich foods -- whatever your age.    As you get older, eating well becomes more challenging. You need fewer calories and those calories need to

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  3. 10 Foods You and Your Grandkids Should Eat

    You love your grandkids. They're the cutest and smartest on the block. Chances are you take every opportunity to spend time with them. That probably means choosing meals and snacks together. What’s the smartest choice? "Growing kids typically have voracious appetites. They need lots of calories for

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  4. Maintaining a Healthy Appetite

    Not having an appetite is a frustrating problem for people who are underweight, or losing weight when they don’t want to. You know it's important to eat a variety of foods to maintain your health as you get older, but it's hard to eat when you’re not hungry or food isn't appealing. There are many re

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  5. Older Adults: 9 Nutrients You May Be Missing

    Getting adequate nutrition can be a challenge as you get older. With age, the number of calories you need begins to decline. Every calorie you consume must be packed with nutrition in order to hit the mark. Even then, you may fall short. "As we get older, the body becomes less efficient at absorbing

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  6. Diabetes Power Foods: Whole Grains and Fiber

    Imagine this food: It's low in calories. It makes you feel full. And you can eat as much of it as you want. Too good to be true? It's fiber and it is real. You can find it in fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and whole grains. Most everyone should eat more fiber -- especially if you have diabetes.

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  7. Help for Eating Problems

    When dental pain, an upset stomach, or a dry mouth makes eating difficult, mealtime can feel more like a chore than a joy. It can be frustrating if you’re no longer able to enjoy some of the foods you’re used to eating. And you may worry about how to get all the nutrition you need. But, with a few s

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  8. Getting Help: Meals Delivered at Home

    Having meals delivered at home can be handy for nearly everyone -- no matter your age, income level, or mobility. These days, there are many options for meal delivery, from Meals on Wheels to gourmet meal delivery. So whether you’re just too busy to cook, or a medical condition makes preparing meals

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  9. Fitness for Life

    Get active. It's one of the best things you can do for yourself. “Exercise is an antidote to aging," says Barry A. Franklin, PhD. He is director of cardiac rehabilitation and exercise labs at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. A well-rounded routine, as part of a healthy lifestyle, may help you a

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  10. Live Healthy on a Retirement Budget

    You don't have to worry about keeping your healthy habits if you're on a retirement budget. You can eat well and stay fit without breaking the bank. Healthy eating isn't expensive, says AARP savings expert Jeff Yeager, author of How to Retire the Cheapskate Way. "Many of the healthiest foods we shou

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