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Key Takeaways:
  • The 5 foods listed below are healthy additions to any meal, and may help you achieve a healthier lifestyle
  • Many health benefits that come along with the consumption of these superfoods

s we get older, our bodies change. We lose muscle mass and bone density, and we have a harder time digesting food. But there are some foods that can help you stay healthy as you age.

Here are 5 superfoods that will help keep you healthy as you age:

1. Salmon

Salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins, nutrients that are essential for the health of older adults.

Studies have linked a diet high in Omega-3 fatty acids with a decreased risk for Alzheimer's Disease. Eating salmon at least once a week is one way to ensure that your diet contains the recommended amount of these essential fatty acids.

Learn more: Fishing For Health: Seafood Dinners That Support Healthy Aging

2. Kale

Kale is an essential superfood in any senior's diet. It is a leafy green vegetable loaded with iron, vitamins A, C, and K as well as calcium which helps the blood to clot and can reduce bone fragility.

Add these greens to your salad or cook them into a pasta sauce for an easy way to meet your daily Vitamin K requirement!

3. Blueberries

Blueberries are also a good source of antioxidants and can improve brain function and lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

These sweet berries can be used in a variety of ways: they make excellent additions to smoothies and desserts, are great for sprinkling over cereal, and also taste delicious when eaten alone.

4. Cottage Cheese

Cottage cheese is a superfood for older adults because it's full of protein, calcium, and vitamins. It also has a low-fat content, so it won't weigh you down or make you feel sluggish.

This dairy product is packed with vitamin B12, which helps prevent heart disease and keep your mind sharp. It also contains high amounts of calcium, which can help prevent osteoporosis in women. Try it in a smoothie or on top of fruit!

5. Avocado

Avocados contain monounsaturated fats, which can help lower cholesterol levels in the body. This is important because people over 65 tend to have higher LDL (bad) cholesterol levels than younger people do, so they need to work harder to keep those levels down.

Add avocado to your morning toast or toss it into a salad to get two servings of this heart-healthy fruit each week!

The health benefits of superfoods are undeniable.

As you have read above, there are many health benefits that come along with the consumption of these superfoods.

These benefits include:
  • protection against cancer
  • high amounts of antioxidants
  • anti-inflammatory effects
  • improved heart health
  • lowering your blood pressure

The 5 foods listed above are all worth adding to your next meal, as they could help you achieve a healthier lifestyle!

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