For older adults, regularly eating healthy foods can help you:
- Lose weight or maintain a healthy weight
- Reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, hypertension and heart disease
- More easily manage a chronic disease
- Increase or maintain energy levels
Eating healthy on a regular basis can be challenging, too. Understanding what is healthy when you go shopping can be confusing, and it can seem like the foods that are healthy are more expensive.
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Plus, developing healthy eating habits is easy with the USDA’s MyPlate program. You can start simple and take healthy eating one step at a time.
Adapted from the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion’s ChooseMyPlate.gov website
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