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It is very common for our appetite to decrease, along with our sense of smell and taste, as we grow older.

It can cause you to eat less food which will prevent your body from getting all the essential nutrients it needs to stay healthy.

With this in mind, it’s not only important to make eating healthy a part of your daily routine but something you do that is enjoyable.

We’ve put together a handy article that will share some healthy eating tips that we think will benefit you.

Drink Water…Regularly

This might seem like an obvious tip but it’s something we’re all guilty of forgetting to do on a regular basis.

We’d recommend keeping a water bottle or jug within reaching distance as a little reminder for you to drink. 

You can also add a little bit of flavour to it by popping a slice of lemon or orange to it if you like.

elderly woman drinking water from a glass

Make it Easy to Prepare

Making healthy meals is one thing, but making easy-to-prepare healthy meals will make life so much easier when it comes to preparing meals.

If you’re finding it difficult to cook or go to the shops for your groceries, there are a few things you can do to ensure you’re regularly eating healthy meals.

Home delivery services are an option as are shopping services which we can provide should transportation be an issue for you.

We’d also recommend keeping your pantry and fridge well-stocked with food that are easy to prepare at a moment’s notice. These include frozen veggies and ready-made healthy meals.

Trying Eating Smaller Portions

If you’re finding it hard to eat big meals at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, why not try eating 5-6 smaller meals instead?

We’d also recommend eating every 2-3 hours if you can, as repetition helps build good habits into any routine. This will ensure that eating healthy becomes a natural part of your day rather than forcing the issue.

Eating With Others

There’s really nothing like enjoying a healthy meal whilst in the company of others. In fact, it’s not only beneficial for our appetites but for our mental health as well.

Where possible, try sharing a meal with friends, family members, or neighbours, whether it’s a cup of tea or a main meal.

Not only are you sharing a meal with others but it’s also helping you stay social at the same time.

two elderly women sitting down eating a meal together

Eating Enough Protein

It’s incredibly important for your body to get enough protein from food so it can repair itself, as well as build and maintain muscle, repair skin and help fight off any infections.

Good sources of protein to include in your diet are lean meat, tofu, nuts, milk, cheese, yoghurt, and much more.

These are some of our recommendations for what we believe you can do to ensure you are eating healthy on a regular basis.

If you can’t do all of them, why not just try one and see how it affects your overall health? Any small changes to your eating habits may result in big changes to your health.