It’s just as important to eat nutritiously when you’re 70 as it is when you’re 17. So don’t let difficulties with chewing or other problems prevent you from maintaining a balanced diet. Here are some tips for eating nutritiously no matter how old you are:
- For a meal that is inexpensive, easy to prepare and nutritious, make vegetable soup with meat and soup bones. This soup can provide many vitamins, protein, fibre and water.
- If you need more fibre in your diet, but find it hard to chew raw fruits and vegetables, try cooked or wheat cereals, or cold, high fibre cereals for breakfast, and use whole-grained breads for sandwiches.
- Don’t care for milk, but need more calcium? Try yogurt and hard cheeses, such as Swiss, Colby, Cheddar or add powdered dry milk to prepared or cooked dishes.
Now that you know how easy it is to keep your body fueled with nutritious foods, you can continue taking care of your body. For more information on how you can eat healthily no matter what your age, see your dentist.