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5 Powerhouse Foods to Fuel Your Life After 60

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Turning 60 is a milestone, and your nutritional needs may shift slightly as your body changes. But don't worry, it's not about deprivation! It's about embracing delicious, nutrient-rich foods that support your continued health and vitality. Here are 5 powerhouse foods to consider adding to your diet after 60:

1. Oily Fish: Sardines and mackerel are swimming with omega-3 fatty acids, crucial for heart health, brain function and reducing inflammation.

2. Leafy Greens: These aren't just trendy, they're packed with vitamins A, C, K, and calcium, vital for bone health, vision and immunity. Enjoy them raw in salads, steamed or blended into smoothies.

3. Berries: Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and cranberries are antioxidant powerhouses. Enjoy them fresh, frozen or in yoghurt.

4. Nuts and Seeds: Almonds, walnuts and chia seeds are excellent sources of healthy fats, fibre and protein. They support heart health. Sprinkle them on salads, yoghurt, or enjoy them as a snack.

5. Yoghurt (plain, Greek): This gut-friendly food is rich in calcium and protein, and probiotics. Probiotics promote digestive health.

Bonus: Don't forget to stay hydrated! Water is essential for every bodily function.

This is just a starting point. Consult your doctor for personalised advice based on your specific health needs and preferences. Enjoy exploring new flavours and recipes, and remember, food is more than just sustenance; it's a celebration of life at every age!


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