Each decade of our lives presents different challenges when it comes to eating healthfully. Tastes change and so do nutritional needs. Medications can also affect taste, appetite and need for additional liquids and older adults must be aware of how to best make medications work with a healthy diet. With all the diet related information available via the media, one can become confused amidst all the conflicting information. If we look to some basic principles of healthy eating, we can at least cover the most important basics by following a few tips. The USDA and National Institute on
Aging recently came out with an educational series geared toward healthy eating for people age 65+. Their 10 healthy tips are a good place to start for seniors looking to ensure they are choosing healthy meals. The tips are as follows:
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Article adapted from: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/sites/default/files/tentips/DGTipsheet42ChoosingHealthyMealsAsYouGetOlder.pdf