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Healthy Living for Later Years:
UNL Extension Resources for Older Adults
Eating a variety of foods from all food groups can help you get the nutrients your body needs as you age. A healthy eating plan emphasizes fruit, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat or fat-free milk or milk products; includes lean meat, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts; and is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium) and added sugars.
Healthy Eating and Lifestyle for the Later Years, G210: This UNL Extension publication provides information to help older adults eat in ways that help maintain good health. Friends, family, and others concerned about older adults also may benefit from this information.
How Much Sodium Are You Eating?, G1974: Although some sodium is good for the body, Americans typically consume about twice the amount considered healthy. Learn how to reduce sodium intake through food choices.
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