Healthy Eating Tips for Seniors (Part 1)

While healthy eating habits are important to learn at any age, they are especially important to develop in seniors. As we age, our metabolism slows down and we are more likely to develop chronic conditions like diabetes. If you or a loved one are looking for ways to strengthen your well-being over time, making smart eating choices can make a significant impact on your health and longevity. In part one of this series, we’ll discuss a few ways you can improve your nutritional health and well-being over time.

Consume More Water & Juice

Consuming more liquids is the best way to ensure you are well hydrated on a daily basis. While water is always the best option, opt for 100-percent juices or fat-free milk.

Create A Colorful Plate

When it comes to filling your plate, always try to diversify. By eating a variety of foods, you are more likely to consume items that provide you with the nutrients you need. At The Renaissance in Richfield, we serve three delicious, well-balanced meals and various healthy snacks to our residents throughout the day. We serve colorful plates with fresh ingredients and can accommodate almost any dietary need.

Minimize Table Salt

Did you know that as you age, your overall sense of taste declines? While you may feel tempted to season your dishes with salt to increase the flavor, too much salt can lead to high blood pressure. This is especially dangerous when it comes to seniors, as an increase in blood pressure can lead to heart disease and kidney disease.

At the Renaissance in Richfield, we understand that adequate nutrition and proper eating habits are the keys to a long and healthy life. When you join our assisted living facility in Ohio, we take a customized approach to geriatric nutrition and the dietary needs of our residents. Our certified caregivers have experience managing the nutritional needs of seniors, accommodating diabetic diets and low sodium diets, among others. Contact us today to schedule a tour of our senior care assisted living facility!