Food & Fitness After 50: Celebrate the Sandwich During National Sandwich Month

Did you know that August is National Sandwich Month? The sandwich was popularized in the 1700s by  4th Earl of Sandwich, (Sandwich is a medieval town in southeast England in the county of Kent.) The legend goes that the Earl asked for a hunk of beef between two slices of bread so he could hold theContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Celebrate the Sandwich During National Sandwich Month”

Food & Fitness After 50: Avoiding “Refined” Grains? Think Again

I originally wrote this post for the Grain Foods Foundation and I thought the information was valuable for my readers. I hope you think so, too. Most likely you’ve heard someone say, “I’ve cut all refined and processed foods, including white bread, from my diet.” Considering the definition of refined means “free from impurities, fastidious, or cultivated,”Continue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Avoiding “Refined” Grains? Think Again”

Food & Fitness After 50: Busting Myths on Fibers

I put the “s” on the end of fiber for a reason. While you have probably heard for the need to increase fiber intake, Dr. Julie Miller Jones, a professor and researcher from St. Paul, Minnesota, says, “We should talk about fibers, like we talk about vitamins, because they do different things for our health.”Continue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Busting Myths on Fibers”