Chew On This: What Seniors Need to Know About 4 Trendy Diets
Use MySilverAge’s handy infographic to learn the benefits and risks of current diet trends for seniors.
GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Some popular food trends recommend eliminating refined grains; others shun meat, fish and poultry. While the jury is still out on many of these trendy diets, some have been linked to significant health benefits. But is removing entire food groups good for an aging body?
This new infographic from MySilverAge provides details about four of today’s most popular diets and offers some surprising facts for older adults to keep in mind. Topics include:
-- Gluten-free. These products sometimes have more sugar and fat than products with gluten. -- Juicing. Diabetics should not juice, as the natural sugars in fruits could cause a spike in blood pressure. -- Vegetarian. Removing meat and fish could mean getting less of the essential vitamins that decrease with aging, such as calcium, zinc and iron. -- Vegan. Many vegan foods such as soy-based meats are high in sodium and could increase risk of hemorrhagic stroke.
The infographic also explains why and how older adults can benefit from diet plans that allow them to watch their weight while getting the vital nutrients needed for healthy and successful aging. In fact, the right diet could even help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and lower blood pressure.
Looking for more healthy eating tips from MySilverAge? Download “Healthy Recipes for Seniors” for easy, delicious meal ideas and advice on how to add more superfoods to any diet. Get the healthy recipes here: www.mysilverage.com/healthyrecipes.
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