Posted in Antioxidants, Disease, eye diseases, eye health, good food, healthy food, Nutrition, seniors

Boost carotenoids

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Carotenoids have long been known for their nutritional value and capacity to boost the body against nasty diseases. They ought to be top of your eating list for the good they do but maybe, from time to time, we just need to remind ourselves how valuable and easily sourced these  foods are. The top 10 are:

  1. Baked sweet potato
  2. Cooked carrots
  3. Cooked dark green leafy greens
  4. Cos/romaine lettuce
  5. Cantaloupe melon
  6. Sweet red capsicums
  7. Dried apricots
  8. Cooked peas
  9. Cooked broccoli
  10. Cooked peas

There is a really well explained piece on How Stuff Works about the current research into carotenoids and how they impact positively on health. it’s a bit of a long read but well worth it because it is so enlightening. The very latest research is on older adults and how carotenoids appear to improve brain function and thinking. Well worth investigating and pursuing further. Nutrition for any age group is essential but if it impacts on how well you thing then it’s to be highly encouraged.




Posted in fitness, mature people, seniors, wellbeing

Exercise for seniors

This little video shows just how confident seniors can become if they have been taught how to strengthen their muscles and how to become co ordinated. On Mothers’ Day one of the things you can do for your older Mum is help her keep happy and well. She has given you the gift of life which you can never really repay – but you can give her the gift of a more confident old age. A lot of older people lose their sense of balance and feel frail. This is a very short video which teaches us a lot. Share it! Some of these exercises would be good for office workers too!