Being physically active and eating a healthy diet are keys to a healthy lifestyle. But what does “healthy eating” really mean?
- Emphasizes vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products.
- Includes lean meat, poultry, fish, cooked dry beans and peas, eggs, and nuts.
- Is low in saturated fats, trans fats, salt, and added sugars.
- Balances the calories from foods and beverages with calories burned through physical activity so that you can maintain a healthy weight.
Visit National Institute on Aging resources on healthy eating for older adults. Find out what you need to know about food groups, serving sizes, food labels, and more.