Eating A Proper Diet: All About Nutrition
Often times seniors who live by themselves end up not consuming the right amount of nutrients. Easy to prepare meals can still help ensure a senior gets proper nutrition. This article will give you some great ideas to help balance your diet without having to cook a large meal.
Look at the whole nutrition label before you eat something. Even when something is labeled “reduced-fat”, it might be high in sugar, salt, or other unhealthy ingredients. Avoid processed foods when dieting. The label needs to contain common ingredients that people understand. If half the ingredients are artificial flavors with polysyllabic names, then give the food a pass.
This means sneaking some healthy ingredients into foods in such a way that you don’t notice them. If you have some choosy kids you can give them veggies without them knowing. Examples of sneaking nutrition into every day foods include adding protein powder to milk, mixing cauliflower into mac and cheese, or using apple sauce in place of oil in a favorite baking recipe. This allows everyone to eat more nutritiously without even knowing the difference.
Another helpful approach is to eat healthier versions of the favorite foods that you like. Learn which foods are healthy by studying their nutritional information. This has become easier now that a lot of eateries offer this information.
To eat enough protein without all the meat, think about beginning to eat Quinoa. Quinoa is a rare food that is not meat but still contains amino acids. It also contains a lot of vitamins and is gluten-free. It has a mild, nutty flavor and is healthy for you.
As stated at the beginning of this article, it can be hard for elderly seniors living on their own to get the proper nutrition that they need. Cooking a meal for a single person from scratch doesn’t seem very rewarding. These tips will ensure that healthy choices are easy to make.