Read and share this infographic to learn about making healthier food choices as you age. Making smart food choices is an important part of healthy aging. Understanding the different food groups — and how much of each should make up your diet — can help you form a healthy eating pattern over time. This article describes the main food groups and other important nutrients recommended for older adults in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (PDF, 30.6M). We also provide suggestions […]

Support local journalism. A digital subscription is incredibly affordable and makes you the most informed person around. Click here and subscribe today. The brain is the body’s most vital organ. It commands everything from blinking to thinking, houses your memories and triggers emotions. Experts have discovered a lot about how the brain works. For example, we now know we can grow new  brain cells throughout life. Scientists have found nutrients in food can improve the structure of individual brain cells and improve the efficiency […]

Those extra pounds people start to accumulate in their 40s and 50s are often blamed on a slowing metabolism that burns fewer calories as the body ages. Enter a new study that found metabolism in adulthood doesn’t slow as commonly believed, seemingly taking away that explanation. “I was definitely surprised,” said NBC News medical contributor Dr. Natalie Azar. “But it’s also great news because it actually means maybe we have more control over our weight destiny than we previously thought.” […]