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by Hannah Whittenly, The Health Advocate

 
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To protect your overall health, you should consider using five nutritional secrets. This is especially important while you are aging to avoid developing chronic health problems. Here are five ways to improve your nutrition.

Eating a Proper Daily Diet


A balanced diet is important for senior citizens, but you may have forgotten what you learned about nutrition in health class as a teenager. Today, a plant-based diet is highly recommended with numerous fruits and vegetables. You can also find plant-based proteins and grains, such as beans, nuts and brown rice.

Learning More about Portion Sizes


If you eat at restaurants, then you are accustomed to receiving larger portion sizes, and this can lead to obesity, especially when you aren’t as active as you were in your younger years. With an internet search, you can learn more about the proper portion sizes for different types of foods so that you can use measuring spoons and cups to prepare your meals or snacks.

Improving Your Oral Health Care


Make sure to care for your teeth to avoid tooth loss that can make it difficult to chew food. This will affect your diet which will affect your health. However, if you do lose teeth for any reason, then dental implants are an excellent option for your mouth. First, a dentist will give you bone strengthening medications that can protect your remaining teeth while also improving the condition of your alveolar bones. When these bones are healthier, you are ready for the insertion of the metal posts so that you can have artificial crowns that look like natural teeth.

Understand Food Labels


When you buy natural foods, you won’t need to worry as much about food labels, but if you do buy something in a bag, box, bottle or can, then you should read the detailed label on the back of the container. This will help you learn more about its nutrient content, including determining if it is high in fat or if it contains artificial ingredients.

Avoid Sodium and Sugar


During the aging process, it is possible to have health issues that include high blood pressure or diabetes mellitus. If you have these conditions, then avoiding sodium and sugar is imperative. There are hundreds of different names for sugar and sodium, so you should understand these names while shopping at the supermarket to avoid buying products that are detrimental for your health.

Education


To learn more about nutrition, you can borrow books from your local public library, or you can look for informational nutrition classes that are often offered by local community organizations.





@ 6:33pm ET on October 27, 2019
Thank you very much for this useful article! I try to live a healthy life and nutrition topic is up to the point, as I write my research at university (it is a part of my case study project - you can check https://edubirdie.com/case-study-writing-service to find some help with assignments) And these days I read a lot of information, but there are a few really useful sources... and your blog is one of them! Thank you very much for sharing! For me, the most complicated is to avoid sodium and sugar, but I try!

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