Healthy Senior Living: Foods Giving Nutritional Value

Posted by Anetta Townsend on Oct 18, 2011 9:30:00 AM

healthy senior living dietBy Anetta Townsend – Director of Care

Everyone these days hears about how we need to eat lots of healthy foods – what does that mean for us – and especially for our senior population? Most importantly, what should seniors’ diets include to improve their health and well-being?

Eating nuts, broccoli, fortified orange juice, milk, low fat yogurt, cooked collard greens, and sardines in your daily meal plan provides natural sources of Calcium which may help avoid many bone related conditions such as Osteoporosis.

Vitamin D builds strong bones and helps them from becoming thin, brittle, or misshapen. Together with calcium, vitamin D can help protect adults from osteoporosis as well. The best source is the sun and through eating cod liver oil, herring, salmon, milk, and Swiss cheese.

Iron carries oxygen to human blood cells. The daily amount of iron is usually met by eating a typical Western diet. Iron is found in meat, poultry, and fish, legumes, peas, leafy dark green vegetables, and whole grain or enriched breads and cereals.

Since water makes up more than half of your body weight and it is essential to avoid dehydration. Drink eight - 8oz. glasses.

A healthy eating plan can never be outgrown. No matter at what stage of life you may be in, healthy nutrition is vitally important.

We'd love to hear how following a daily meal plan has helped improve your health and other advice for others to follow a plan.

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