Healthy Eating As You Age
Vegetables have many colors, flavors, and textures. They provide vitamins, minerals,
carbs, and fiber.
Oranges, grapefruits, berries, apricots, cherries, peaches, mangoes, figs, grapes, an
d pineapples are just a few of the options.
Grain products include wheat, rye, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley, and other cereal gra
Proteins build the body. They heal tissues and fight infection. Protein provides ener
Dairy delivers calcium, potassium, and vitamin D to elderly folks, strengthening thei
Oils provide vitamin E and calories. Depending on activity, older persons should take
5–8 tablespoons of oils daily.
Minimize sugary cereals, processed snacks like cookies and cakes, dairy desserts, and
many low-fat foods.
Avoid beverages that add calories without nutritional value. Drink mostly water, fat-
free and low-fat milk, and 100% juice.