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Healthy Eating for Older Adults

Updated: Aug 11, 2020

February 7, 2020

In order to help supply the nutrients a person needs as they get older, eating a variety of foods from every food group is beneficial. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the following recommendations are key to achieving a healthy, balanced diet:

  • Be sure to eat fruits and vegetables, whether it be fresh, frozen or canned.

  • Substitute protein choices with more fish, beans and peas.

  • Choose whole grain over regular cereals, breads and pasta. Eat at least three ounces of these whole grain meals every day.

  • In order to keep your bones healthy, have three servings of low-fat or fat-free dairy that contain Vitamin D.

  • When preparing food, switch from solid fats to oils.

Additionally, the greatest recipe for health and fitness is to balance physical activity with a healthy diet. Being physically active for at least 30 minutes a day will help increase strength, along with your overall health.

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