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We have a fantastic guest post for you this week from A Place for Mom discussing “super foods” that may help with overall health promotion while aging. Many foods have a wide array of nutrition that is helpful and necessary for maintaining your overall health. This being said, there are certain foods that are jam packed either with a significant amount of an important nutrient or have a wide range of necessary nutrients for health maintenance which many of us know as “super foods.” Keep in mind, while super foods may provide great benefits, they should still be eaten in moderation and combined with a well-rounded, balanced, and variety filled eating lifestyle in order to see optimal benefit! Check out the full guest post with a great tip-filled infographic below!   

We all know it’s important to eat healthy, but did you know that the foods you eat as you age may play a role in your ability to fight off disease, protect your memory and even live longer? 

A Place for Mom has outlined some of the most powerful superfoods seniors can incorporate into their diet for their amazing health benefits. While these foods are by no means a cure to any disease or health condition, they do contain powerful nutrients that can help you live a longer, healthier life. 

Here’s a quick look at the foods: 

  • Chia seeds
  • Cherries
  • Salmon
  • Almonds
  • Spinach
  • Non-fat milk
  • Whole grains

Unfortunately, seniors often struggle with a loss of appetite, dehydration and other conditions that may make eating healthy a challenge. That’s why it’s important to get in the nutrients wherever and however possible. Consider making some easy switches in your daily diet to help you eat healthy. For example, dried fruit is full of bad sugars, but fresh fruit offers vitamins and antioxidants we need!

Check out the infographic below for more easy swaps and great ways to eat healthy. 

I hope you enjoyed this guest post and would love to hear any thoughts or feedback you have!

Wishing you a health filled week!

-Ricci-Lee Hotz, MS, RDN

Denver’s Dancing Dietitian

A Taste of Health, LLC

“Improving Quality of life one bite at a time”