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Nutrition

Healthy eating as you get older can be hard to do sometimes. Senior citizens should have a well-rounded diet to help maintain a healthy body, reduce blood pressure and is heart healthy.   Things to remember are to drink plenty of water, opt for whole grains, pack in the protein, eating high fiber foods daily and consuming enough calcium-rich foods. Here are the recommended daily serving amounts:

Grains: 7-8 ounces

Meats and beans: 6 ounces or less of chicken, meat, and fish plus 4-5 servings of nuts, seeds, and/or dried beans per week

 Milk: 2-3 cups

 Vegetables: 2-2.5 cups

 Fruits: 2-2.5 cups

 Oils: 2 teaspoons