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Are you one of those people that will reach for a pint of ice cream when you’re depressed? Are comfort foods like Mac and Cheese or Meatloaf your go-to solutions for dealing with stress or sadness? You might think these will improve your mood but in reality they will most likely leave you feeling lethargic or crashing from the sugar. On the other hand, some older people simply stop eating when they’re depressed. Or, they actually forget to eat if there’s an issue with their medication.
Malnutrition is a serious issue for the elderly and making sure they are eating healthy and nutritious meals is important. A healthy diet packed with vital nutrients can help ward off potential health problems that are common in senior citizens, like constipation, heart problems, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Nutritious foods will also help you maintain a healthy weight and can work wonders for your energy level