Health Tip: Seniors, Focus on Nutrient-Dense Foods

Eat plenty of fruit and veggies

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(HealthDay News) -- As your body ages, you need fewer calories without sacrificing nutritional quality. Nutrient-dense foods can make sure your body gets what it needs without excess calories.

The Weight-loss Information Network recommends these choices:

  • Fruits and vegetables in a wide rainbow of colors.
  • Whole-grain foods such as whole-wheat bread, oatmeal and brown rice.
  • Low-fat and fat-free dairy products such as cheese and milk, or vitamin D and calcium-fortified soy milk.
  • Healthy, lean proteins such as eggs, poultry, seafood and lean meat, seeds, nuts and beans.

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