Healthy Eating and A Balanced Diet
By Brenda Snow, Nifty Benefits
Healthy eating and understanding nutritional requirements are important at any age, but it can be especially important for seniors.
If seniors aren’t eating a healthy, balanced diet, it can wreak havoc on their immune system, making them more susceptible to common illnesses like the flu, as well as more serious conditions.
It can also lead to weight gain or weight loss, and seniors who aren’t eating a healthy diet may have reduced cognitive function and lower energy levels. It’s not uncommon for older people to experience malnutrition, in varying degrees, often because of eating too little, deficiencies in certain nutrients, or an imbalance in the diet.
Here is a great Infographic from Nifty Benefits with a lot of useful information to encourage seniors to make the right nutritional choices and live the long, fulfilling lives they deserve.