Even for older adults, good nutrition is important for a healthy lifestyle. A study from the National Institute of Health (NIH) states that “a good diet in your later years reduces your risk of osteoporosis, high blood pressure, heart diseases and certain cancers. As you age, you might need less energy. But you still need just as many of the nutrients in food.“
As a part of their findings, they recommend avoiding foods loaded with empty calories such as potato chips, cookies, soda and alcohol to ensure you get your proper amount of daily nutrients. Instead they advise eating wholesome, nutrient-rich foods that are low in cholesterol and saturated or trans fats.
One of the benefits of eating well is that it may help to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, Type II diabetes and bone loss as well as some types of cancer. In fact if you already suffer from one of those diseases, maintaining a healthy diet along with staying physically active can help you to better manage them. Additionally adopting a healthy diet can help to reduce your blood pressure and lower your cholesterol.
Wholesome, healthy foods help keep muscles, bones, organs, and other body parts strong and vitamin-rich food can boost immunity and fight against illness-causing toxins. Furthermore, a healthy diet can help you feel better as well as give you more energy.
At MorningStar at Arcadia, we wholeheartedly agree that good nutrition is important for seniors. This is why our residents are served three daily meals that are not only very healthy but also delicious. Each of our meals are served restaurant-style in a beautiful dining room and prepared by our Executive Chef. Please contact us to learn more about our wide range of services and programs offered by MorningStar.
**This blog is for informational purposes only. Please consult your medical provider regarding any health concerns or questions. **
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