Lack of Appetite in Seniors Can Lead to Trouble

Lack of appetite in seniors can be blamed on many factors, from dental problems that make chewing painful to side effects of medication. Other possible causes include depression, dementia and the simple fact that older people often lose their sense of taste, making food boring and unenjoyable. The cause also might not be physical at all.

Simple Steps to Healthier Comfort Foods

There’s something about cold winter weather that makes us all hearken back to the foods our moms and grandmas used to make. For good reason, we commonly refer to these favorite dishes as “comfort foods.” After all, they make us feel warm inside and out.

But the calories, salt and fat that many of these dishes contain are nothing to smile about. There are, however, some simple steps you can take to up the nutritional ante of these favorite dishes without compromising their comfort factor.