Seniors need to make sure that they eat a healthy, well balanced diet which will increase their energy levels and help them maintain good health, and most important of all; enjoy their retirement years. Eating healthy meals and snacks will boost mental alertness and improve their ability to fight a number of health issues as well. Sounds great but the fact is that sometimes putting together nutritious meals can be difficult, especially if you're at the point where you're too busy having fun to eat right, or are home bound and unable to prepare meals from scratch. Fortunately there are ways for seniors to make quick and easy, well-balanced meals.
First let's take a look at breakfast, one of the most important meals of the day. Eating a nourishing breakfast will get your metabolism going and increase energy levels that will last throughout the day. Choose food items that are high in fiber which can lower cholesterol levels and help prevent constipation. While you should consider any food restrictions that apply to your particular health conditions, you can eat just about anything as long as it's in common sense portions, just try to include fruit, whole wheat foods, etc.
Fruits and vegetables always make a healthy addition to anybody's diet, at any age. Select colorful varieties which will increase your nutritional intake. Keeping a jar of salsa handy to spice up eggs (or just about anything) is also a great idea, adding pizazz and the health benefits of tomatoes as well. It's also important to limit calorie (if weight is an issue) and saturated fat intake, choosing lean cuts of meat as often as possible.
To speed things up in the kitchen, whether you're a caregiver or an active senior, consider signing up with a ready to eat meals with a service like seniormealsolutions.com from Magic Kitchen. This company has been providing seniors and caregivers with healthy meal solutions since 2005, and they deliver their delicious, well balanced dishes, taking the effort and guess work out of meal planning. Best of all you just pop the tasty dishes into the microwave or oven and they're ready to eat in minutes; it's as easy as that to maintain good health.
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