The digestive system slows down with age, so high-fibre fruits, vegetables and whole grains are as important as ever. They are a good source of antioxidants. Antioxidants protect your cells from damage and keep your body healthy.
With a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, less fatty meats such as chicken or turkey, heart-healthy fish like Salmon or tuna, vow to make smart choices in what you eat. Because seniors are prone to dehydration, they should drink plenty of water to stay energized and sharp.
In addition, limit your intake of alcohol. Ask your doctor about safe amounts of alcohol to drink per day or week.
Add flavour to your cooking by using herbs and spices which also helps to reduce the need to add salts or fat. Also, don’t forget to make healthier dessert options with fruit or dark chocolate.