For all of us, eating a variety of nutritional foods from all food groups becomes a priority as we age. A healthy balance includes fruit, vegetables, whole grains, lean meat, beans, eggs, and nuts.
Nobody likes change. Fear of change has derailed many a New Year’s resolution. The good news is, eating healthy doesn’t have to be complicated! In fact, a few small changes can have a big impact on your overall health and happiness.
- Introduce more fruits and vegetables. They can be fresh, frozen or canned. Eat more dark green vegetables such as leafy greens or broccoli, and orange vegetables such as carrots and sweet potatoes.
- Vary your protein choices with more fish, beans, and peas.
- Eat at least three ounces of whole-grain cereals, breads, crackers, rice or pasta every day. Choose whole grains whenever possible.
- Have three servings of low-fat or fat-free dairy (milk, yogurt or cheese) that are fortified with vitamin D to help keep your bones healthy.