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5 Foods All Senior Men Should Eat

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on

Foods fuel the body, and as a man gets older, he needs to follow a specific diet to stay healthy and strong. Living a long and healthy life begins with the right foods. If you provide home care for an aging parent, here are a few foods to add to the grocery list. 

1. Fish

Salmon and tuna are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which the body doesn’t produce naturally. Eating fish two or three times a week as part of a healthy diet helps men over 60 fight heart disease, dementia, depression, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

2. Green Leafy Vegetables

Regular consumption of green leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach, collards, broccoli, cabbage, and mustard greens provide men with much-needed fiber and vitamins A, C, and K. It has been reported that green leafy vegetables may even prevent heart disease and cancer.

3. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are described as a superfood because of their nutritional value and their high concentrate of the antioxidant lycopene. Studies show that tomatoes may have the ability to fight prostate cancer. Benefits can be derived from eating tomatoes raw or in sauces.

4. Berries

Berries are one of the best foods for men over 60. Eating strawberries and blueberries slows the aging process and protects cognitive function. They contain high levels of antioxidants and help slow memory loss in older adults.

5. Milk

The high-quality proteins found in milk build muscle mass and its calcium-rich formula helps keep bones strong. Milk, along with other dairy products, also contains vitamin D, phosphorus, and magnesium.

Learn more about senior wellness from Fairfield Home Care Assistance. Our live-in, hourly, and respite care Fairfield families trust utilizes the Balanced Care Method to promote emotional, mental, and physical health. For more information, give us a call at 203-955-1915.