The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. Their missionis to acelerate improvements in global health and well-being through food and nutrition. There is a lot of good and interesting information about food, health, fitness and recipes and it includes a section specific to older adults.
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Nutrition.gov is a USDA-sponsored website that offers credible information to help you make healthful eating choices. All kinds of topics including healthy living and weight; exercise & fitness; seasonal recipes; food data; foodkeeper info; and much more!
Large nutrition database that has a vendor food database where you can enter food for instant results on nutritional value. Click HERE. You can join their program to track your own nutritional consumption, weight loss, etc.
Government website, from the US Department of Health & Human Services, which informs dietary guidelines for Americans. It provides advice on what to eat and drink to meet nutrient needs, promote health, and prevent disease.
From the US Department of Agriculture. Supports healthy eating using the 5 food groups. Get help in setting dietary goals, finding budget friendly recipes and more. Includes a section specific to older adults: ClickHERE.
The American Hearth Association offers all kinds of recipes for a heart-healthy diet. Their website also includes cooking skills videos to make it fun and easy. They have suggestions for eating smart and losing weight.
To maintain heart health doctors and nutritionists often refer the Mediterranean diet. Here is information from the Mayo Clinic about what is included in the Mediterranean diet and why it's heart healthy.
Some Mediterraneanrecipesfrom Mayo Clinic: Click HERE.
Keeping your weight in the normal range is an important part of healthy aging. As in other stages of life, elevated body mass index (BMI) in older adults can increase the likelihood of developing health problems. These include heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and diabetes. Losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight can help decrease these risks.
Being underweight also increases your chance of developing health problems. If you have a low BMI, you may be more likely to develop medical problems such as osteoporosis and anemia, and it may be harder to recover from an illness or infection. - from the NIH
nutrition: what you need to know for healthy aging
From Johns Hopkins Medicine. Speaks to some of the myths of a healthy diet.