There are some things that can change as we age. Surprise!
No, not really.
So why not look again at the food pyramid and adjust how we eat?
- Half of your plate should be fruits and vegetables of various colors.
- A quarter of your plate should be grains—with an emphasis on whole grains (for example, whole wheat bread, brown rice, and oatmeal).
- The remainder should be protein (nuts, beans, fish, poultry, and lean meat) and a little bit of low-fat or fat-free dairy (milk, yogurt, and cheese).
Here’s a link to a downloadable PDF from Tufts University to hang on the fridge: