Healthy eating tips to care for yourself
AS MORE and more of the population moves into the older age group, it is becoming increasingly important to keep healthy. Here are a few tips which might help you take better care of yourself. Enjoy a wide variety of nutritious foods. These include: • Bread, cereals, rice, pasta and noodles • Vegetables including legumes • Fruit • Milk, yoghurt and cheese • Meat, fish, poultry eggs, nuts Each group contains a range of foods that offer their own special nutrients. Keep active to maintain muscle strength and a healthy body weight. Physical activity is good for you and 30 minutes on most days will help you: • Control your weight • Have stronger bones • Feel more relaxed • Have lower blood pressure Eat at least three meals every day. If sometimes you can’t be bothered preparing a meal, no matter how easy, why not• Have a frozen meal from the
supermarket • Prepare large quantities and freeze
meal - size • Have Meals on Wheels delivered • Pick yourself up a cooked chook and
have it with salad and bread • Eat out sometimes Care for your food. Prepare and store it correctly. We have three things to think about here: • Food - watch out for high-risk foods such as chicken, fish, eggs and cooked rice • Temperature - room temperature is
known as “danger zone” • Bacteria needs moisture to grow so you are more at risk with stews and soups than you are with crackers and bread. My goal today is for you to share your healthy older Australian ideas with a friend and discuss them.
Seniors tip: eat healthy to live healthy