Senior Nutrition Shouldn’t be Left to Chance
We all get older. It’s an inevitable fact of life. With that being said, senior nutrition is very important.
According to the Pew Research Center, the first of an estimated 79 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964 will turn 65 this year, (at a rate of 10,000 a day), giving us one of the largest senior populations in history. In fact, by the year 2020, the size of the 50 plus population is projected to more than double to over 35%, significantly impacting changes in the workplace, civic organizations, and healthcare.
With Americans living longer and remaining in the workforce longer than ever before, the ability to maintain optimum health and mental accurately will greatly affect seniors' quality of life. Fortunately, understanding senior nutrition should not be complex.
Senior Nutrition for Wellness
Getting proper nutrition is important for everyone, but it is even more important as we get older. Without regular nutritious meals, the health of many older Americans declines, leaving them more susceptible to illness and chronic disease. In addition, without proper nutrition, their ability to manage existing chronic diseases is also reduced.
According to The Help Guide, (a great resource for information on senior nutrition and diet tips):
"Eating healthy food provides profound health benefits to older adults. Proper nutrition provides increased mental acuteness, higher energy levels, greater resistance to illness and disease, (and faster recuperation times), as well as better management of chronic health problems. As we age, healthy nutrition can also be the key to a positive outlook and staying emotionally balanced."
As a vital component to leading healthier, more productive lives, seniors wishing to maintain optimum health should consider healthy eating as a first line of defense.
Resources for senior nutrition
While many seniors would undoubtedly benefit from incorporating healthy food into their diets, many find that label reading, calorie-counting and meal preparation can be challenging.
Designed by bariatric physician, Dr. Caroline J. Cedarquist M.D., bistroMD focuses exclusively on nutrition and healthy weight management.
At bistroMD, we cook with the freshest ingredients and have over 200 recipes and a customizable menu so you should have no problem finding something to satisfy your taste buds.
Each meal is prepared with the freshest ingredients to provide not only an outstanding dining experience, but all the essential nutrients and macronutrients you need for optimum health and weight management. At bistroMD, we understand that it is not about eating "less," it's about eating better!
Every bite you take follows this proven approach for healthy weight loss. Our program provides 1,100-1,400 calories daily with 40-50% total caloric intake from lean, adequate protein, 20-25% of calories from healthy fats, and 30-35% from complex carbohydrates.
We have a men's and a women’s program with the option to receive five-or-seven-days’ worth of healthy meals delivered to your door.
The two programs range from $130-$160 and EATS, our essential and tasty snacks are just $1.50 per snack. Women receive two snacks per day and men receive three snacks per day.
Taking charge of your nutrition
Getting the proper nutrients as we age is critically important to maintaining our health, well-being, and quality of life. At bistroMD, getting proper senior nutrition isn't left to chance.