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Senior Health Tip: Diet Tips

Eating well is smart at any age but can be more beneficial as you get older. A good diet helps maintain muscle and bone strength and keeps your energy

Healthy eating is smart at any age but can be more beneficial as you get older. A good diet helps maintain muscle and bone strength and keeps your energy level high. To meet your nutritional needs, eat foods that are rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. Try to put a limit on foods that are high in processed sugars, saturated and trans fats, and salt. Everyone has different medical conditions so adjust your diet for what suits your medical needs! 

Because your sense of smell and taste change over time, some people overcompensate by adding lots of salt to their foods, which can result in high blood pressure. Because your sense of thirst also decreases as you age, make sure you consume water whenever you sit down for a meal.

 

Dr. Preeti Parikh

This video features Dr. Preeti Parikh. Preeti Parikh, MD, HealthiNation's chief medical editor, is a board-certified pediatrician with special interests in preventive medicine, advocacy, and patient education.

Duration: 1:21. Last Updated On: Nov. 8, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Reviewed by: Dr. Preeti Parikh, . Review date: May 18, 2014
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