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  • Aug14

    Healthy Diets for Seniors

    Posted August 14, 2018 in News

    The holidays are among us and we all know what that means…. delicious food and lots of it! We look forward to the savory dinners and decadent sweets that seem to be at every corner. But as we age, our diets become even more crucial to our overall health and well-being. Our metabolisms slow down and the portions change. With less calories consumed, certain foods with higher nutritional value will be more important. One great way to determine if your diet is nutritional is to look at the color of your plate. The more vibrant the colors of your food, generally means you are eating a well-balanced diet. For example, fruits and vegetables generally tend to have a wide variety of colors and hold a lot of vitamins and antioxidants. Whole grains (brown rice or whole wheat pasta) and lean protein (ground turkey, seafood, eggs or beans) are also key elements to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Seniors in particular, are very susceptible to fragile and weak bones so it is important to make sure you are incorporating some low-fat dairy products or their alternatives to consume the proper daily amount of vitamin D. This will help strengthen weak bones and help prevent serious diseases such as osteoporosis. to At Inland Christian Home, we have a well-trained dietary department that accommodate specific diet restrictions and preferences and offers nutritional meal options without leaving out the flavor. Remember, healthy does not have to be bland. Just add some color!

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