Eating healthy has benefits that can help individuals ages 65 and up.
As we age, healthy eating can make a difference in our health, help to improve how we feel, and encourage a sense of well-being.
Unique Needs for Ages 65+
Eating habits change as we get older. Simple adjustments can help you enjoy the foods and beverages you eat and drink.
- Add sliced fruits and vegetable to meals and snacks. Look for pre-sliced varieties if slicing and chopping is a challenge.
- Ask your doctor for other options if the medications you take affect your appetite.
- Drink 3 cups of fat-free or low-fat milk throughout the day. If you cannot tolerate milk try small amounts of yogurt, butter milk, hard cheese or lactose-free foods. Drink water instead of sugary drinks.
- Consume foods fortified with vitamin B12, such as fortified cereals.