The 7 Best Foods to Boost Senior Health

elderly woman chopping vegetables in kitchen

For seniors, maintaining a healthy diet is important to minimize the chance of illness, support longevity and boost energy levels. It’s well-known that as the body ages, health requirements like water and vitamin intake change. In fact, many seniors cope with dehydration-related accidents and vitamin deficiency. However, proper nutrition can help prevent and reduce the intensity of health conditions in seniors.

Unfortunately, implementing healthy diet changes is often easier said than done. Loss of appetite, low mobility and disease can all limit a senior’s ability to get nutritious food.

Fortunately, there are plenty of easy ways to help seniors eat healthy. Swapping out dried fruit for fresh fruit, “hiding” vegetables in a tasty smoothie and snacking on fiber-filled foods are just some of the ways seniors can get the nutrients they need to stay healthy.

Check out the infographic below for inspiration on how to encourage seniors to eat healthier. While these foods aren’t a cure-all for any health condition, they can help strengthen the body against disease and protect against future illness.


It’s important to pay attention to the needs of the body. Eating enough of the nutrients we need can help improve overall health. That’s why it’s important to help seniors incorporate fresh, healthy foods into their diets –– adding a few vitamin-rich foods like salmon and whole grains can make a big impact on a senior’s overall health

Whether seniors live alone, with their family or in a senior community, the right diet is key to maintaining good physical health. Finding easy and fun ways to add fresh, healthy foods to the diet can make a world of difference for those struggling to get the nutrition they need.

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NCBI | Healthline | Arthritis Foundation | Harvard Health Publishing (1,2) | American Optometric Association | Glaucoma Research Foundation | NOF | Mayo Clinic | MyPlate | PCRM | AHA | NIA | Senior Advisor | ParentGiving | Health