Eat well, the right way.

Virtual VillageHealthy nutrition can make a big difference in the way you feel day-to-day. It can lower cholesterol or high blood pressure, strengthen your immune system against illness and even increase your brain activity! Good nutrition doesn't mean you have to deprive yourself. We've written the articles below, specifically with senior nutrition in mind. Our extensive experience with seniors can ultimately lead to better health for you.

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Eat well, the right way.

The best superfoods for anyone 50+.

“Superfood” is a term used to describe foods with high nutritional content and multiple health benefits. Different superfoods can be better for you for different reasons, but here is a list of those that are particularly good for anyone over 50. Read More …

Healthy Fats: 10 ways to increase your good cholesterol with new foods.

You can’t change the cholesterol genes you were born with; however, there are a number of foods — often referred to as healthy fats — that can help increase your good cholesterol, which will help lower your bad cholesterol. Read More …

MyPlate for older adults: Understanding USDA guidelines.

In 2011, the U.S. Department of Agriculture replaced the familiar food pyramid guidelines, which have been in place for 19 years, with MyPlate. The basic breakdown of MyPlate is: at each meal, you should be eating 30 percent vegetables, 30 percent grains, 20 percent fruits, 20 percent proteins, plus a small amount of dairy. Within these guidelines, however, is a lot of room for error. So, here’s a handy guide to help you understand how MyPlate works for older adults.Read More …