As you become older, the foods and drinks that make up a healthy diet for you may be little different than when you were younger. Nutrition needs vary with age and gender. In simple words you will need more of some food and less of some.
If you are choosing healthy diet or nutrition’s at your golden older age. There are some of the best guidelines you should must add to your diet chart:
- Drink plenty of water – six to eight cups of fluid per day.
- Limit foods and drinks containing added salt, and don’t add salt to foods in cooking or at the table.
- Avoid the hard alcohols (Drink no more than two standard drinks a day.)
- Limit foods high in saturated fat, such as biscuits, cakes, pastries, pies, processed meats, commercial burgers, pizza, fried foods, potato chips, crisps and other savoury snacks.
- Eat different types of colourful vegetables, legumes/beans; fruit; grain (cereal) foods, mostly wholegrain and high fibre varieties; lean meats, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts and seeds; milk, yogurt, cheese or their alternatives, mostly reduced fat.
- Avoid foods and drinks that contains little more sugar, such as sugar-sweetened soft drinks and cordials, fruit drinks, vitamin waters, energy and sports drinks.
Extra advice for keeping up a healthy life in your older age:
- Eat plenty of fibre and drink plenty of fluids.
- Get your vitamins and minerals.
- Maintain healthy weight and muscle strength.
- Limit your intake of foods containing saturated fats and trans fats.
- Talk to your doctor about your personal health needs.
- Use less salt.
- Fish is your friend.