SUPERFOODS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

Dec 4th, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: For Senior Women

Seniors Learn About Superfoods

Superfoods are those foods found in nature with high antioxidant levels, calorie sparse and nutrition dense.  Learning to use them in meals as well as baked items helps senior citizens add them to their daily food intake.

So what are examples of some superfoods?  Most experts on the Internet agree on the following:

  • avacados
  • beets
  • berries (raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries)
  • cabbage
  • fish
  • lentils
  • nuts
  • quinoa
  • spinach
  • tomatoes

Categories of Superfoods

Categories of superfoods generally include greens, fruits and nuts, bees, seaweeds and herbs.  Foodmatters.tv says this about superfoods:

“Superfoods are a special category of foods found in nature. By definition they are calorie sparse and nutrient dense meaning they pack a lot of punch for their weight as far as goodness goes. They are superior sources of anti-oxidants and essential nutrients – nutrients we need but cannot make ourselves. We all may be adding more salads and vegetables to our diets, but concern over the quality of foods grown on mineral depleted soils makes Superfoods an intelligent choice.” (foodmatters.tv)

So, Seniors, do a search of ‘superfoods’ on your favorite browser, find the gazillion recipes out there and start using them for delicious dishes that have a positive impact on senior health.



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