April 21, 2015

Nutritional Awareness

Nutritional needs change as you age and a good way to be, and stay, well informed is by visiting the Health Canada website which links to resources containing advice for consumers at different ages and stages of life. www.hc-sc.gc.ca

Another recommended on-line resource for Seniors and nutrition is www.dietitians.ca

They offer tips and advice on Shopping for one or two, budgeting, cooking and using leftovers.

A quick reference guide to ensure that a healthy diet for adults 51+years is as follows:

FOOD FEMALE
SERVINGS PER DAY
MALE
SERVINGS PER DAY
Vegetables and Fruits 7 7
Grain Products 6 7
Milk and Alternatives 3 3
Meat and Alternatives 2 3

 

A quick guide to good overall nutrition is as follows:

  • Control your portion size
  • Eat more vegetables and fruits
  • Select whole grains
  • Limit unhealthy fats and cholesterol
  • Limit sodium
  • Limit sugar

For more posts like these, visit the Physical Wellness page.