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6 Anti-Aging Foods That Make a Perfect Snack

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Sara Zimmerman, Three Pillars’ Campus Dietitian

We’ll give it to you straight: there’s not a magical food that will instantly extend your lifespan and make you look 10 years younger. This Older Americans Month, we’re all about embracing age and all the beauty that comes with it, but there are some aspects of aging that we could do without, like diseases or pain. Combating those ailments entails taking care of your body in many ways, so forget the fancy creams, supplements, procedures, or fad diets.  Sara Zimmerman, Registered Dietitian for our campus since 1992, encourages adopting a number of healthy habits to nourish your body, but she also suggests regularly snacking on these six foods to contribute to a healthier – and younger-feeling – you.

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It’s National Pasta Day! Here’s Why You Should Eat Some

pastaToday is National Pasta Day! It’s one of the world’s most favorite foods, and rightfully so, with hundreds of known pasta shapes and endless options of pairing with sauces and other scrumptious ingredients.

Before you say, “Yes it’s deliciouSara Z portraits, but it’s unhealthy,” think again! Three Pillars’ Registered Dietitian, Sara Zimmerman points out that, “Pasta is actually a good source of a handful of essential nutrients, including B-vitamins, Iron, and Folic Acid.” She recommends looking for pasta that is also enriched or fortified with extra nutrients to get some bonus nutritional punch. You might see “Plus” or “Smart” in their titles, or go for a whole-wheat version. These types of pasta will taste much like regular pasta, but pack double or more fiber and extra Calcium and Vitamins.

And what about these other pasta myths? Sara lets you in on the truth:

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