Superfoods For People Over 60By Prachi Priya - 13 September 2018
Having a good healthy diet is important for all age group of people and especially after 60s as the body deals with many health challenges. This is time when you need to add some superfoods that are a boon for the body in your diet to maintain health after ageing. Read on to find more about such food items.
This seed lowers cholesterol and is a rich carrier of omega-3 fatty acids. One can have it by sprinkling over cereals or mixed with smoothies.
Almonds have all that is essential for bone density. It fulfills the body’s daily requirement of magnesium and also contains vitamin E, zinc, and magnesium.
These are high fiber foods that boost the metabolism. It also fights one of the most common issues in elderly people ie gastrointestinal problems.
Plain oatmeal has the power to keep a check on the LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol and is thus needed to be added in diet. Oats help to lower cholesterol and also battles many other diseases to keep one fit.
Carrots can be termed as the best superfood to go for. They help in skin care, eyesight, cholesterol, blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, digestion etc. It is filled with vitamins and minerals and has many benefiting properties making it a must to be had daily.
Having salmon one can lower heart disease risk. It carries Vitamin D that is essential for maintaining healthy bones which is most important for elderly people. It is also a good source of protein.
Seniors mostly complain about joint pains and this helps here. It carries antibiotic properties that heal infections, so add in your dishes daily.
Avocados have healthy fatty acids that control cholesterol levels and also support heart health. Having it regularly it supports digestive tract and muscle health too.
Senior suffering from chronic pain should have it. Beans can boost heart functioning and improves blood flow too. They have anti-inflammatory properties and are also associated with keeping a check on cancer cell growth.