The mission of the cooking series FOOD OVER 50 is to inform, instruct and entertain America's late Gen-X, Boomer and senior audiences with artistic and appetizing preparations of wide-ranging international recipes that are nutritionally enticing. Hosted by David Jackson, FOOD OVER 50 is primarily taped in the scenic Mojave Desert, with cooking segments taking place in the kitchen, and select seafood recipes shot at Jackson's quaint seaside cottage in The Outer Hebrides in Scotland. The series also provides viewers with their own personal nutritionist. During each episode, registered dietician Elizabeth Kelsey joins David to critique recipes from a health perspective and emphasize the importance of cooking fresh food.
This episode introduces good health and nutrition to the meals we eat, and sets the theme for the entire first series with one of the most common dietary dilemmas in America, the issue of red meat and cholesterol.
The episode begins with a hot location intro... literally!
Healthy Omega-3 fatty acids are found in a variety of fresh foods, but according to resident dietician and "Second Helpings" co-host, Elizabeth Kelsey, seafood, particularly finned fish like salmon and mackerel, is the most efficient source for our bodies.
This episode shows viewers exactly how to satisfy a sweet tooth with creative deserts containing a healthy package of nutritionally sweet benefits, as opposed to refined white sugar which contains nothing but empty calories.
David Jackson reflects on the passage of time, watching himself on a mid-century television set as much younger David promotes the importance of fiber.
The series is not just an average 'How To' cooking program.
Chef/host David Jackson creates an impressive poulet jardin, which translates to chicken in the garden.
Series host David Jackson prepares two exemplary recipes in the studio kitchen.
Potatoes, pasta and rice are just a few examples of our daily intake of carbohydrates, and each is on the menu in this episode.
There are no spectacles or hearing aids for our taste buds, but there are two important things we can do to maintain the enjoyment of our meals.
Chef/host David Jackson and resident dietician Elizabeth Kelsey show viewers that healthy calories from whole foods are nothing to stress over and not worth tabulating.
Herbs and spices offer a bounty of concentrated anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory agents that are greater than almost any other category of foodstuffs.
Every recipe in each of the series' episode helps fight inflammation.
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