Seniors often do not have good nutrition. By focusing on meals that are quick and easy to prepare, proper nutrition is often sacrificed. The following article will show you some easy ways you can balance what you eat while avoiding heavy duty cooking.
You need to have riboflavin in your diet. It plays a vital role, helping our bodies process protein, fat and carbs into usable energy. Riboflavin boosts metabolism and processes iron. The best sources for riboflavin are dairy products or any whole grain.
When choosing foods, think about nutrition. Green beans seem nutritious, for example, but broccoli is a knockout in terms of nutrients, so it is better to pick broccoli for dinner. Potatoes are yummy, of course, and quite innocent, when they’re not slathered in butter or cream, but if you want to pack a truly nutritive punch, swap them out for sweet potatoes from time to time. They’re jam-packed with vitamin A and C and fiber. It’s said that sweet potatoes (NOT sweet potato fries, sorry!) are so nutritious, that you could survive on them alone.
You should write down everything you eat during the day. This helps make you accountable for what you have eaten. It also helps you to not “forget” about that latte you indulged in, or that candy bar you ate after lunch. Knowing what you have eaten already will help you make better decisions about what to eat at the next meal or snack time.
When considering nutrition for a child, it is important to consider that he or she may not always be open to new foods, at least, not as quickly as an adult. Children’s taste buds do not work the same as they will when they are older and foods may taste more harsh to them than to an adult. Give your children time and let them make the choice for themselves.
As mentioned earlier, sometimes it is hard for some people to get the right nutrition in their diet. Many people make unhealthy choices when it comes to their diet. These tips will ensure that healthy choices are easy to make.