Over 60? Here Are the Best Foods To Eat Every Day

Whether you just turned 60 or you’re well into your golden years, it’s important that you’re eating foods that keep your heart and mind healthy.

As Angie Asche MS, RD, CSSD owner of Eleat Sports Nutrition and author of Fuel Your Body tells Eat This, Not That!, cardiovascular disease is at the top of the list of health concerns for this age group. While consuming a healthy, well-balanced diet is key for staving off the disease, getting plenty of physical activity should also be prioritized.

“This is an especially important time to be physically active. Strength training is essential for reducing the effects of sarcopenia and keeping our bones strong,” says Asche. “Walking and swimming are fantastic low-impact activities to promote cardiovascular health.”

When it comes to diet, though, there are myriad foods you can eat to help keep chronic diseases (from heart disease to osteoporosis) at bay. But instead of listing out specific foods, it’s best to make sure you’re consuming a variety of foods with diverse nutrient profiles. Here are the best types of foods to eat every day if you’re over 60, and for even more healthy eating tips, be sure to check out our list of The 7 Healthiest Foods to Eat Right Now.

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