As we age, healthy eating can make a difference in our health, help to improve how we feel, and encourage a sense of well-being. Eating habits change as we get older. Simple changes can allow us to receive all the nutrients our bodies need.
- Add sliced fruits and vegetables to meals and snacks. Look for pre-sliced varieties if slicing and chopping is a challenge.
- Ask your doctor for other options if the medications you take affect your appetite.
- Drink 3 cups of fat-free or low-fat milk throughout the day. If you cannot tolerate milk try small amounts of yogurt, buttermilk, hard cheese or lactose-free foods. Drink water instead of sugary drinks.
- Consume foods fortified with vitamin B12, such as fortified cereals.
Use these simple tips to help make smart food choices for years to come: Healthy Eating for Older Adults | MyPlate