Holidays are over and it's now time to clean up your digestive system, here is some information to get you started…
Your digestive system is where vitamins, nutrients and minerals are absorbed into the body. Poor diet choices, stress and lack of sleep can lead to an imbalance of bacteria in your digestive tract. These imbalances can cause all sorts of problems, from heartburn, cramps, indigestion, constipation …just to name a few. Eating fibrous foods will help to maintain good digestive health and having probiotics will maintain the “good” bacteria in your digestive tract.
High fiber foods such as fruit, vegetables and whole grains can all help keeping you regular as well as making you feel fuller for longer. Eating slowly and listening to your body can help to prevent over eating which can lead to bloating and indigestion - smaller portions can also help! Getting up for that second helping can give your body enough time to send the signals to you that you are full and no longer need the extra food.
Some things to be aware of with aging
Healthy Eating Plans for Seniors
Eat a healthy diet full of essential nutrients and help ward off potential health problems that are common to senior citizens such as; constipation, heart problems, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Nutritious foods will also help you maintain a healthy weight and can be great for your energy levels
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And don’t forget! No matter your age, exercise and mobility are key to maintaining your health so grab a partner and get moving!
Come into Artisan Food Co. for our seniors discount throughout the month of October and start eating healthy today!
Tanya is a whole foods chef and business owner of a whole foods catering service - Artisan Food Co. She is currently completing holistic nutrition and is an advocate for whole body living.