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Seniors Staying Healthy...
Updated: Nov 13, 2020
Living healthy is the most important thing with the ever growing number of health threats nowadays, especially for seniors.
Aside from exercise and keeping yourself moving, it is important for you to pay attention to what you eat, especially when there are specific restrictions to your diet. As the old cliché in diet says: “you are what you eat” - you should therefore be cautious on what you put in your body.
Here are simple tips to help seniors to stay healthy:
Probiotics for Gut Health. Gut health is important at any age. Probiotics are available in foods, such as milk, juices, soy beverages and yogurt.
Dine with Friends/Family. It can be beneficial to combat malnutrition by eating with a friend or family member. Aging adults tend to eat more and make better food choices and laughter and conversation can make a meal much more enjoyable.
Make your plate colorful. Variety of food colors provide you with diverse nutrients that your body needs (green, orange, red, and purple vegetables and fruits helps your body.
Stay hydrated. Drinking water is a great way to make sure your body is receiving all the care it deserves.
Eat high fiber foods. To help control and regulate the speed of digestion, choose the foods that are perfect companions in this area,
Take Vitamin D. Vitamin D in your diet is important for muscle and bone function and preservation. Vitamin D can assist in fall and osteoporotic injuries.
Watch your sodium intake . Hypertension (high blood pressure) risks can be lowered by consuming food that is lower in sodium, such as fresh or frozen fruits, dry beans, unsalted nuts, grains, brown rice, and oats.
Take your time. There are many studies that show eating slowly can be beneficial to the body..
Omega 3 is Important. Fish and nuts are rich with Omega 3’ and do wonder for the body. It decreases the risk of heart disease and stroke and it can improve general brain function.
Read nutrition labels on your food. Make sure to read and consider the nutritional labels on your food packaging, especially if you are on dietary restrictions. You should know any dietary restrictions/recommendations that applies to you.