Seniors, are you eating right? Check out these 7 tips for better nutrition…

March 1st, 2015 No Comments

Fruit is good nutrition for seniorsNutrition challenges for older adults

If you’re an older senior, your eating patterns may be well set. You eat what you enjoy and maybe what’s the easiest to prepare. But are you eating RIGHT?

7 Tips to help you eat better:

  • You can love your food, but eat moderately, avoiding huge portions
  • Half of what you eat should include fruits and vegetables
  • Don’t drink whole milk–drink fat free or 1%
  • Be on the lookout for high sodium food; compare packages and choose lower sodium
  • Choose water instead of sugary drinks
  • Get your vitamin D through foods rich in the vitamin (dairy, eggs, saltwater fish), or through daily supplements
  • Get your protein through poultry, beans, fish, nuts, and seeds; these contain “healthy” oils–monounsaturated
Read more about National Nutrition Month.
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