Because as we age the digestive system slows down it is very important that we eat more of high-fiber fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and we are also are prone to dehydration,
I know for me I have to force myself to drink water some times I forget to drink water and what I think is the real reason I tend to want to go to the bathroom often when I drink a lot of water.
Tips in healthy eating
Make sure you choose foods from the food groups that are considered to be the building blocks for a healthy diet.
Read the Nutrition Facts label
The healthiest foods are natural foods.natural are usually found in the produce, meat and dairy sections of the grocery store.
But if you are not able to get fresh foods then be a smart shopper, read the labels to find items that best suited for your health. Here is a website that will show how to read the nutritional facts on a label https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/eat-smart/nutrition-basics/understanding-food-nutrition-labels.
Prevention is important
Preventing a disease is much better than going through the process and expense of curing a disease.
Some of the preventative measures that can be taken are health screenings for cholesterol levels, colon cancer, heart problems and more, fortunately for some of us, these screenings are available to us through our Medicare coverage.
Seniors also need to get vaccinations or flu shots to help with the preventing of influenza and pneumonia.