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Senior Health

Here you will find informative articles on the topic of senior nutrition. Topics covered range from senior nutrition and weight loss to the relationship between BMI and quality of life for the elderly.

Senior Nutrition: Getting the Nutrition You Need

Senior Nutrition: Getting the Nutrition You Need

In spite of all the potential problems that you may face while aging, increasing your chances of remaining healthy can begin now when you use common sense and make healthy nutritional choices. Learning what type of diet you should be following as you age and how to use that diet to reduce your risk of contracting certain illnesses and conditions will help keep you healthy. Growing older doesn't mean you have to become weak, ill, or debilitated. Eating right can do more for you than you might think. Building muscle, cutting down on body fat, and giving yourself the nutrients you need to grow old without feeling old is possible when you eat a healthy diet made up of a variety of foods.

Essential Nutrients

It might also benefit you to use liquid supplements to make up the difference for the calories you aren't eating. Ensure and Boost are both good choices.

Taking supplements to get additional nutritional support is a good idea if you aren't getting enough from your meals. Vitamins are available in both pill and liquid form. If you have trouble preparing or purchasing your own food, or if you have financial or health problems that make it difficult for you to get food for yourself, then there are programs that may be available in your area to help you. For instance, Bistro MD offers great healthy meal delivery service right to your door. If you want information about help with meals, you can ask your doctor about your options. Being healthy as you age is as simple as taking care of yourself now.

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