Senior Outlook Today: Five Fabulous Functional Foods by Jan Cullinane 
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 8:14PM
Jan Cullinane

We know we have to eat to live – food provides the building blocks to grow and repair our bodies, and we need food to produce energy to run vital processes. Beyond those basic needs, though, is the concept of “functional foods” – foods that might “provide benefits beyond basic nutrition” according to research and the International Food Information Council. What are some examples of these “functional foods” and what can they do for us?

So, there you have it – five fabulous functional foods that not only provide nutrition, but can actually improve our health.

Jan Cullinane is a best-selling author, speaker, and consultant. Her current book is AARP’s The Single Woman’s Guide to Retirement (John Wiley & Sons). She is co-author ofThe New Retirement: The Ultimate Guide to the Rest of Your Life (Rodale) and Retire Happy! (Hallmark). Visit Jan at

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