10 healthy diet tips for a long and happy life
Senior Assisted Living Sunshine Coast
A healthy diet is extremely important for wellbeing at all ages, especially as we get older. To live a long, happy and healthy life a healthy diet is essential. We have a few diet tips to help you and your loved ones stay healthy and happy for many years to come.
1. The 80% Rule
The 80% rule means that you stop eating once you feel 80% full.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and the easiest to skip. Remember to always eat breakfast consisting of healthy foods to keep your energy sustained throughout the morning.
3. Alcohol consumption
Limiting alcohol consumption is important as it negatively affects alertness, coordination and over time, general health and wellbeing.
To reduce inflammation in the body, eat a diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables and ensure most of your diet consists of non-processed foods.
5. Drink Tea
Tea is not only deliciously soothing, but it is also proven to be an effective treatment for hardened arteries and has potent antioxidant powers, which are vital as we age.
Blueberries are an essential addition to your diet as you age as they can help reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer. They are also anti-inflammatory and can be eaten in many delicious ways.
7. Brain food
As we age, so too does our brain. Keep it sharp by eating brain friendly foods such as nuts, eggs, leafy greens, oats, beans, salmon and dark-skinned fruit.
8. Red Wine
As if we need an excuse for this one! Drinking red wine is actually beneficial for your heart as well as protecting you from food-borne pathogens that can be potentially fatal. Remember, moderation is key!
Drinking water throughout the day is extremely important. It can help to decrease your sugar cravings, lower cholesterol and blood pressure as well as hydrate your skin and aid with digestion. If you suffer with arthritis as you age, water can also help to reduce arthritic pain as well as pain caused by migraines and colitis.
Supplements are a great way to ensure that you get the right nutrition every day. Multivitamins are great as well as mineral supplements especially designed for seniors. Paired with a healthy diet, supplements can help you live a long and healthy life.