What are the most nutritious foods for older adults?
Try to eat more:
• Fruits: Eat various fruits to maximize the nutritious value. Try adding berries, bananas, or raisins to your cereal.
• Orange veggies: pumpkin, carrots, sweet potatoes, and butternut squash. Have them fresh, frozen, or canned (if available).
• Dark green veggies: leafy greens like broccoli or mustard and collard greens. Have them fresh, frozen, or canned (if available).
• Proteins: Expand your protein intake variety with peas, fish, and beans.
• Whole grains: whole-grain cereals, crackers, pasta, bread, or rice. Have at least three ounces per day.
• Dairy: Three daily servings of fat-free or low-fat dairy fortified with vitamin D. Examples: yogurt, milk, cheese, etc.
• Fats: Replace solid fats with oils when cooking. Try only to eat monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.