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Benefits of Eating Well

Posted by paula worley on Friday, October 31, 2014

Many seniors live active and healthy lives, as well as living longer than ever before.  But as we age, our bodies and minds change. There are things you can do to stay healthy and active as you age.

  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Don’t smoke
  • Get regular check ups
  • Keep your mind and body active
  • Avoid accident and prevent falls

Eating well gives you the nutrients needed to keep your muscles, organs, bones and other parts of your body healthy. Eating well also helps to keep up your energy levels. Extra weight in seniors is a big concern for developing type 2 diabetes and heart conditions. Try choosing nutrient-dense foods for your diet. The top ten nutrient-dense foods: salmon, kale, seaweed, garlic, shellfish, potatoes, liver, sardines, blueberries, and egg yolks.

Food choices can also affect your digestion. We recommend eating more whole-grain foods with fiber, fruits, vegetables, and drinking more water.

Make one change at a time and always check with your doctor before making any big changes to your diet. Be sure to ask about any medical condition you may have that could be affected by changing your diet. Also, remember that it is never too late to start making positive lifestyle changes.

Source:  http://nihseniorhealth.gov/eatingwellasyougetolder/benifitsofeathingwell 


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