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A Taste of Spring for Senior Nutrition

For many people, food is a source of joy—and one that can help them live life at its fullest. One of the best ways to infuse flavor into your diet and be sure you’re getting the nutrients you need? Fresh fruits and veggies!

As experts in Senior care, the professional staff at Senior LIFE know firsthand that dietary needs change as we age. It can sometimes be difficult to incorporate all the nutrients seniors need into an everyday diet.

One way to make food more inviting and palatable is to include fruits and vegetables that are fresh. The spring is an especially good time to try new types of produce!

There are a number of fruits and veggies that are in season during the spring. Each is packed with different nutrients and vitamins. Let’s look at a few of the choices:

Grapefruit is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, pantothenic acid, copper, dietary fiber, potassium, biotin, and vitamin B1.
Cabbage has high levels of vitamin C, folic acid, calcium, potassium, and fiber.
Peas have lots of protein, B vitamins, vitamins C and A, manganese, iron, potassium, and lutein.
Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, manganese, folate, and potassium.
Peppers have lots of Beta-carotene, vitamins B6, C, and A, and potassium.
Carrots are rich in Beta-carotene, vitamins A and K, and potassium.

At Senior LIFE, we know that the nutritional needs for older adults differ from those at other stages of life. Seniors face unique challenges when it comes to eating the right foods and enough of them.

That’s why Senior LIFE offers nutritional counseling to help seniors overcome those challenges and ensure healthy eating for seniors. Nutritional counseling is only one of the countless services that Senior LIFE members have access to. Senior LIFE provides all health care and personal support services designed to keep seniors independent and healthy. 

Call 1-877-998-LIFE (5433) to learn how your existing benefits can provide access to care in your home and how you can get both medical and prescription drug coverage for $0 per month! Get your FREE $15 Grocery gift card (no obligation) to buy healthy spring foods by meeting with a Senior LIFE Benefit Specialist and learn what services you may be eligible for at NO COST!

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