A healthy diet is important, especially for seniors to stay healthy. Your diet can impact a lot of different diseases such as heart and lung, osteoporosis, and diabetes to name a few. Tissues in our bodies are reliant on vitamins and minerals, and liquids. It is essential to intake healthy calories, and stay away from empty ones such as junk food.
Here are some tips in order to live a healthier lifestyle:
Make Sure to Stay Hydrated
Many times, as the day goes on, people may forget to drink water, juice, or teas. It is very important to remember to stop and drink to replenish all of your cells, organs, and t
issues in your body. Make sure to drink an adequate amount of liquids throughout the day.
Studies show that eating slowly can be beneficial to a better digestion. So take smaller bites and take your time enjoying your meal!
Vitamin D and Omega 3’s is Key
Vitamin D is important for the preservation and function of muscles and bones. It can help with osteoporosis, and help prevent fractures associated with osteoporosis. You can receive Vitamin D by sunlight, supplements, or certain foods. Omega 3 reduces your chances of heart disease and strokes, alongside improving brain function and memory. It can be found in supplements or in foods such as nuts and fish.
Don’t Forget Fiber & Probiotics
Probiotics and fiber can help with stomach issues such as constipation, and helps with your immunity against bacteria that can get you sick. You can get probiotics through supplements, or foods like yogurt and juices. Fiber helps regulate your digestion and can be found in many vegetables and fruits such as broccoli, raspberries, brussel sprouts and avocados to name a few.
Check Nutrition Facts & Watch Your Sodium Intake
High blood pressure can lead to a stroke or heart disease, which is why it is important to watch how much sodium is in the food you are buying, and consuming. Read the nutrition labels on the back of foods and the serving size to make sure it is not high in sodium. You can lower high blood pressure by focusing on foods that are low in sodium, such as fruits, nuts (unsalted), and brown rice to name a few.
Food portion is also important, so remember to stay within a daily caloric diet between 1500 and 2000 calories. These tips are beneficial for the well-being of any senior, and can help reduce health issues. Stay aware and make healthier lifestyle choices to live longer and prevent major health conditions.