Eat the Best, Leave the Rest

Do you find yourself eating unhealthy snacks all day? Are you making a habit out of skipping dinner and going straight to dessert? Eating well is vital to your health at any age. Consuming too much junk food can not only slow your body down but can also slow your mind down.


5 Tips to Boost Your Nutrition:

  1. Eat healthy fats: All fat is not bad for you. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are beneficial for your heart and cholesterol. Foods that contain good fats are seeds, nuts, avocados, fatty fish, and vegetable oils.
  2. Drink water: Staying hydrated is essential to your overall health. Be sure to drink water or eat foods that contain water such as cucumbers and soups.
  3. Switch to whole grains: Consuming whole grains, instead of refined grains, can improve your digestion and protect your heart. Examples of healthy whole grains are brown rice, whole wheat breads, and whole grain cereals.
  4. Eat a variety of vegetables: Veggies provide your body with many vitamins and minerals that are essential to staying healthy. Vegetables also can help you maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of heart problems, and help add fiber to your diet.
  5. Get your calcium: Calcium is important to have in your diet, especially as seniors. Calcium is vital to protecting bone health. Try adding calcium rich foods, such as low-fat dairy products, to your diet. If you are concerned that you are no getting enough calcium in your diet, consult your doctor about adding a calcium supplement. 


Eating healthy is very important. Instead of snacking on cookies try some fruits and vegetables next time. Remember to consult your doctor when making any health changes. Give CareLinkTM a call at 513-766-3307 for more information.