How Healthy Are Your Habits?
We know the connection between nutrition and health, but go right on making poor dietary choices. Why? We’re bombarded by salty, sugary, high fat, low fiber options. Unfortunately, the typical American diet contributes to some of the leading causes of death and increases the risk of many chronic diseases. I’ll bet you know these: heart disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and cancer.
According to the National Institute of Health approximately 85 percent of older adults have at least one chronic health condition. 60 percent have at least two chronic conditions, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Maintaining good health at every age depends on making good choices, day by day.
10 healthy eating tips for people age 65+
Your body changes through your 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond. Food provides nutrients you need as you age. Use these tips from the US Department of Agriculture’s “ChooseMyPlate.gov” for better health at each stage of life. Making healthy dietary choices is a smart thing to do—no matter how old you are!
Help Your Health and Help Local Farmers
What foods, flavors, and recipes is your state/territory known for, and how do they fit into your healthy eating style? Use this link to MyPlate, MyState to find out what’s growing in your state.
Healthy eating styles are not rigid plans. Instead they’re adaptable to include foods you enjoy that meet your personal and cultural preferences. And fit within your budget. The key is finding styles that fit your everyday life. And making small changes that add up to big success over time.
Diabetes is Not A Game Changer
Diabetes isn’t yet a curable disease. However, it is a very treatable disease. No matter how frightening, annoying, and frustrating it can be, people with diabetes can live long, healthy, and happy lives.
From the nutrition experts at the American Diabetes Association, Diabetes Food Hub™ features hundreds of recipes that meet its nutrition guidelines, an interactive meal planner and advanced ingredient search capabilities. It’s an awesome tool for all of us.