Throughout our lives, eating a proper diet is essential for helping us stay healthy, active, and at an ideal weight. For seniors, eating healthy is even more important due to all the great benefits a good diet brings, like building stronger bones and teeth, aiding in digestion issues, building cognitive function, and keeping all systems of the body functioning as they should.

However, our eating habits and nutritional needs do tend to change as we grow older. Seniors need the proper nutrients possibly more than any other age group in order to maintain their health and feel better overall. Proper senior nutrition can help decrease the risk for issues like heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol.

Senior Nutrition: Debunking the Myths

That said, there are certain myths surrounding senior nutrition. Here are just a few of the most common ones, as well as some healthy eating tips for seniors to ensure your loved one is getting the nutrition that is so vital to quality of life:

It’s important to pay attention to your elderly loved one’s eating habits. If you notice extreme weight loss or gain, talk to their doctor to see if any changes are needed to keep them healthy, happy and improve their overall quality of life.

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