August 10, 2011
Variety is truly the spice of life.
To keep their daily menus interesting, and healthy, seniors will want to mix up their food choices—particularly within each food group—every day.
We know that we really are what we eat, said Elisabetta Politi, dietician director at the Duke Diet and Fitness Center. But each senior's diet plan is individual, she noted. If Dad has reached age 75 and has not developed heart disease or cancer, you need not recommend any different food intervention than what he is already doing. Dad has found a meal plan that works.
Perhaps a senior's dietary plan leaves room for improvement. Research shows that change is best done gradually. Encourage seniors to look at how they're doing and focus on one thing to change.
Check out these delectable and nutritious recipes from the Duke Diet and Fitness Center made with the 12 Staples that Seniors Shouldn't Live Without.
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