Aging is an unavoidable part of life and while we can’t stop it, we can stay healthy along the way. Eating a well-balanced diet is always important, but it’s especially important as you enter your senior years. As we age, we’re more susceptible to diseases. While there are many great healthy foods to choose from, some stand out from the rest because of their ability to give you more energy and help protect your body from harmful diseases.
It’s worth noting, some foods may conflict with certain types of medications so always be sure to contact your medical professional before making any drastic dietary changes. Now, let’s explore the 10 best foods for seniors!
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Fruit really is nature’s candy but some fruits stand out more than others! Blueberries are chock full of nutrients and may specifically benefit seniors’ cardiovascular strength, cognitive skills, and skin health. One study even found that blueberries may be able to ward off age-related declines in neural and motor skills.
Furthermore, blueberries are also a great source of antioxidants and have been reported to prevent oxidative stress, inhibit inflammation, and kidney injury, as well as improve vascular health. Plus, considering they’re naturally sweet it’s easy to enjoy them by the handful, tossed into cereal, paired with yogurt, or even as a topping on your favorite dessert.