Eating well is important in every stage of life. For seniors, a healthy meal plan can help reduce the risk of illness or manage chronic conditions, and it can even reduce the risk of cognitive decline. Explore nutritional counseling services at your local hospital to determine your specific nutritional needs. While your needs may vary depending on your medical history, your nutritionist is likely to recommend choosing a wide variety of vegetables and fruits every day. Colorful produce is rich in antioxidants, which helps your body fight the effects of free radicals.
Choose whole grains instead of refined grains. Take the opportunity to experiment with new recipes that use ingredients such as quinoa, freekeh, farro, or amaranth. Choose low-fat protein from sources such as poultry, fish, beans, nuts, and eggs. Additionally, remember to sip water throughout the day. Seniors are particularly prone to becoming dehydrated.
At Palms of Pasadena Hospital, seniors will find exemplary services tailored to their unique needs, such as nutritional counseling, orthopedic surgery, and stroke care. Call our hospital in St. Petersburg today at (855) 245-8328 and ask us about nutritional counseling covered by Medicare part B.