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Aging and Nutrition

June 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Everyone’s overall well-being is influenced by their nutrition. This is especially true for the elderly because malnutrition is associated with accelerated aging. Maintaining a healthy diet is known to be one of the main influences for healthy aging.

Some key vitamins and minerals needed in your diet and how to increase your intake:

  • Iron – Food sources: spinach, sweet potatoes, asparagus, tomatoes, beets, kale, cereals, pork, meat, poultry, fish, beans eggs
  • Magnesium – Food sources: Almonds, spinach, whole grains, cashews, peanuts, fortified breakfast cereals, black beans, peanut butter
  • Zinc – Food sources: cashews, chickpeas, yogurt, and milk products, dark chocolate, pumpkin seeds, whole grains, and ready-to-eat breakfast cereals (fortified with zinc)
  • Selenium – Food sources: eggs, brown rice, mushrooms, grain products, dairy products, nuts, seeds, fish, seafood, meat, poultry, spinach
  • Manganese (Mn) – Food sources: brown rice, wheat, barley, rye, quinoa, oats, garlic
  • Calcium – Food sources: Greek yogurt (protein and calcium), cheese, cottage cheese, leafy vegetables (i.e., kale), almonds, oranges, salmon

Join a Registered Dietitian for our June Workshop to learn how to choose foods that will help you or your loved ones age in the healthiest way possible.

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June 23
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm