Often we have a tendency to approach our
daily dietary needs with a lack luster attitude. We are fearful of moving
outside of our comfort zone when it comes to trying new foods. Frequently we
feel that “well, I didn’t like it as a kid so I won’t like it now”, forgetting
that over the years our taste buds change.
Good nutrition is important at any age. Eating
well will help you to feel better every day and may even help prevent heart
disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and some cancers.
As we get older we need fewer calories but
the same amount, or even higher amounts, of certain vitamins and minerals. This
can make meal planning a daunting task.
A major key to healthy eating is planning your
meals accordingly. Start with planning for three meals a day. Skipping a meal,
especially breakfast, will make it difficult for you to get all of
your daily nutritional requirements.
1. Try one different
food each month. You might just find a new favorite.
2. Keep a list of
menu items for when you are out of ideas.
3. Swap ideas
with family and friends to add variety.
4. Start your day
with 100% juice.