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Healthy Food List #26: Best Nutrition For People Over 60

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The nutrition basics are same for all adults most of time, but some changes help deal with the changes in our body as we age.

1. Balanced diet always: Lots of fruit and vegetables, whole grains, healthy carbohydrates, some milk and dairy foods, some meat, fish, eggs, beans and other non-dairy sources of protein. Lots of starch-rich and fiber-rich foods. Not much of sugary food and drinks.

2. More foods starch and fiber-rich foods: Helps with your digestion.

3. More calcium-rich foods (sardines, green leafy vegetables like broccoli and cabbage, but not spinach, soya beans and tofu) for better bones and avoiding osteoporosis.

4. More iron-rich foods (lean red meat, legumes, some liver): For more energy. 

5. Less salt: Excess sodium raises your blood pressure. Limit to 6g of salt a day.

6. More vitamin D: Found in eggs, oily fish, some cereals and spreads.

7. Ideal amount of Vitamin A: Excess Vitamin A may make your bone brittle.

8. Lots of water: Milk, fruit juices, or just plain water. Not coffee.


Also:

- Take small meals throughout the day, so your energy level is maintained at all times.