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Healthy Eating Habits For Seniors

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Healthy eating sets the foundation of the quality of one’s life whether young or old. But there comes a point in life where you need to be extra cautious and careful of what food you consume. The saying
“you are what you eat” hold so much weight and truth to it that it can’t be ignored. New research these days tells that every bite of the food we take affects our bodies in some way or the other in the long run. Just like every drop of water makes the ocean, similarly every morsel or bite of the food one has plays an important part in our health. Here are some tips for the seniors that they can use to maintain their health:

Stay hydrated


This is the number one rule in any diet is to always drink ample amounts of water. Our bodies are 70% water and require proper hydration every single day. All of the organs in the body function properly due to water. As people tend to get older, they tend to get less thirsty. The body still requires the same amount of water therefore you should keep track of the water content you or your senior loved one is consuming. Less water consumption can affect the kidneys, so drink some H2O goodness.

Calcium


As people age, their bones get fragile and can get break easily. It is really important to have calcium rich foods. Supplements and vitamins are good too but the body responds more if it is given a more organic and natural form of those vitamins and minerals. Using organic dairy products are a great source of calcium and are good for the bones and teeth.

Veggies & fruits


Stock up your stuff from the grocery aisle because greens and fruits because they are your best friend. They are nature’s weapons against any disease or illness that comes your way. Research has proven that vegetables and fruits contain essential vitamins; minerals and antioxidants that help fight diseases. For e.g. broccoli and kale tremendously helps in preventing cancer while strawberries help maintain collagen in the skin and blueberries are good for a good memory. By incorporating nature’s goodies in your or your loved ones diet you can maintain your health at its optimum level.

Get some fat!


Sorry to burst your bubble but we mean get your Omega 3 fatty acids. They are abundantly found in fish and nuts. Get yourself salmon, flax seeds, walnuts and use them frequently in foods. Omega 3 fatty acids prevent cancer, arthritis, and heart disease and they are really essential to ones diet.

Low sodium and low sugar


Curb the salt and sugar from the diet and you will always be in a safe zone. High sodium causes blood pressure and water retention while high sugar affects the glucose and insulin levels in the body.

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