We’re constantly bombarded with imagery and information about food- what to eat, what not to eat, etc. It can all be overwhelming, especially if you try to be knowledgable but not obsessed about your food choices. Perhaps it’s time to get down to basics- and understand what’s essential and what’s extraneous, especially once you cross the over-50 threshold. The National Institute on Aging has a valuable web page covering everything you’d want to know: best food choices, ideal calorie consumption and specifics about fats, salt, fiber and other standard ingredients in food. It also highlights information for such special concerns as high blood pressure or the particular needs of aging women, to name a few. So refresh and re-nourish and Read Here.