Links to Local Senior Centers
Antioxidants - These helpful compounds help keep your cells healthy
by destroying free radicals. Most brightly colored fruits are extremely high
in antioxidants like vitamins C and E, which are great for skin elasticity
and immune function.
Nuts - Seeds and nuts, especially almonds and walnuts, are great
cholesterol-free sources of protein and vitamin E.
Fish - Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in a variety of fish, are
extremely beneficial to your heart health.
Olive oil - Cooking with this healthy fat, as well as eating foods that are
made with olive oil, can provide you with a great source of monounsaturated
fat and healthy plant compounds.
Whole Grains - Eating whole grains is very important to everyone, but is especially important in senior nutrition. It naturally regulates your fiber,
as well as being a great source of vitamins E and B.
Low-Fat Dairy - Getting enough calcium is extremely important for seniors, especially if they didn't get enough of it when they were younger, and eating low-fat dairy is a healthy way to obtain this nutrient. This is vital for bone health and density, and can help prevent against osteoporosis.
Vitamin B12 - Seniors do not absorb this important nutrient as well as younger people do, so it is recommended that it be supplemented for people over the age of 50.
Senior Nutrition-Getting Proper Nutrition as You Age
Maintaining a balanced diet, following normal nutritional guidelines and daily recommended requirements are all wellness priorities, but seniors should also put a special focus on certain nutrients. It is also extremely important for seniors to stay active and maintain a healthy weight.
Senior nutrition should focus heavily on:
to provide meals to those in need.
Help with Food Stamps
Elder Nutrition Services
& Meals on Wheels
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