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What is the Best Diet in Your 60s?

What is the Best Diet in Your 60s

Your body needs and health condition may change as you age. However, a well-balanced diet is essential because it helps you stay healthy, maintain optimum body weight and lower the risk of developing chronic illnesses.

A well-balanced diet in your 60s should contain foods rich in:

  • Vitamins: fruits, leafy greens, bell peppers, broccoli, carrots, squash
  • Minerals: nuts and seeds, cocoa, beans, lentils, avocado,
  • Healthy fats: fish, seafood, nuts, eggs, chia seeds, dark chocolate
  • Fiber: whole-grain foods, vegetables, beans, dried fruits, berries

Also, make sure to consume two to three servings of low-fat milk, yogurt, or cheese daily.

At the same time, avoid:

  • Unpasteurized milk
  • Undercooked meat
  • Raw poultry
  • Deli meats
  • Foods high in saturated and trans-fat, sugars, preservatives, and salt
  • Raw seafood
  • Caffeine

Summary: Staying active, consuming healthy foods, and keeping in touch with family and friends can keep you healthy and happy in your 60s. Also, self-care strategies such as exercise, mindfulness meditation, hobbies, and connection with nature can keep you in good mental health, improve your immune system, and increase longevity.

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