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Choosing Healthy Meals As You Get Older – NIA

It turns out that ‘senior discounts’ apply as much to our nutrition as to our bills when it comes to eating as we get older. The National Institute on Aging offers the following tips for seniors to insure that we get all the nutrients. that we need.

 

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Making healthy food choices is a smart thing to do—no matter how old you are! Your body changes through your 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond. Food provides nutrients you need as you age. Use these tips to choose foods for better health at each stage of life.

1. Drink plenty of liquids

With age, you may lose some of your sense of thirst. Drink water often. Low-fat or fat-free milk or 100% juice also helps you stay hydrated. Limit beverages that have lots of added sugars or salt. Learn which liquids are better choices.

It always pays to read the labels. Remember, that a teaspoon full of sugar is only four grams, so know how much sugar you are consuming.

2. Make eating a social event

Meals are more enjoyable when you eat with others. Invite a friend to join you or take part in a potluck at least twice a week. A senior center or place of worship may offer meals that are shared with others. There are many ways to make mealtimes pleasing. Continue reading

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What are the Benefits of Healthy Food? – Infographic

We hear every day how important it is to eat healthy foods and not to junk up our systems with the many forms of junk foods available. It gets to feel like a cliche after a while. So, here is a graphic explanation of why you should eat healthy foods. Exactly what good does it do us to eat healthy foods?

Speaking of junk foods, you might want to check out my post A Love Letter to Hostess Ho Ho’s – NOT for further details.

Read on…

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What are the ABC’s of Vitamins?

Here is another super useful infographic. This one covers the vitamin spectrum with excellent info on how your body benefits from the vitamin and also good sources of it.

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