How Senior Nutrition Can Be Your Own Time Machine!
Senior nutrition can be your pathway to health, reclaiming lost energy, re-igniting a more youthful appearance...and just feeling a whole lot better.
Ask yourself a question. How many different kinds of meals do you eat on a regular basis?
You know what? Dietary experts tell us that most people actually eat a very small variety of food.
In fact, they say only 6-7 different kinds of meals are prepared in the average household constantly.
This is all true, unless you go out to a high class restaurant, and order a meal that resembles something grown in an autoclave and served with strange looking green dots on it.
Good, well planned senior nutrition does not entail throwing yourself on the mercy and good graces of the medical profession.
Whatever your medical problems are, by all means consult and follow the advice of your personal physician. Don't isolate yourself from the wonders of modern medicine.
But the responsibility of your health, both physical and mental well being, should rest on your own shoulders. Take charge of your own health!
Raise your eyes and see where you're headed. If you don't like what's in the middle of your path...change course!
Sound, senior nutrition is vital to your well-being. Do you get up in the morning well rested and eager to live the day for all it's worth.
Or do you sit on the edge of the bed contemplating just how you're going to get through the hours until bedtime tonight?
Do you sit at the breakfast table munching on a piece of toast and washing it down with a cup of black coffee?
There's nothing wrong with this picture unless it's a still shot of your life to date.
The world is filled with hundreds of thousands of different varieties of food, and each comes with a built in nutritional benefit. Learn them!
The chances of someone entering your life, and showing you step by step what to eat and how to prepare it to meet your individual taste and nutritional needs are slim and none.
Only you know what you like to eat. Only you know how you feel. Take charge of the rest of your life!
How? Learn what your physical problems are, and listen carefully to what your doctor tells you. Then seek out the information that will explain what all the technical, medical terms mean.
Once you've done this, keep a log on what you eat each day for several weeks.
Then enjoy yourself and research what the nutritional value of all you've consumed during the period actually is. You don't have to buy any books to investigate food.
If you have access to the internet, you will find more than enough information to satisfy your needs.
Stay focused on your search and don't get sidetracked by all the theories and strange ideas floating around the web. Click on cooking shows like Martha Stewart and Rachel Ray.
What you're looking for are ideas on different foods and their preparation that might provide a nutritional addition to your daily menu.
The United States Department of Agriculture has an entire library of information on nutrition...it's on the internet.
These reports and online publications are filled with a plethora of nutritional material.
Don't try to understand what all the technical terms mean, or the chemical descriptions. Stick with results, especially how they can affect your personal physical problems.
Learn what the different vitamins are and what they do to help you improve physically...even mentally.
Take notes and find out what minerals can do to spark up your life. You're going to find wonderful foods that you can include in your diet that are filled with vitamins, minerals and powerful natural ingredients.
Explore new ways of preparing foods. Instead of frying something, try baking or steaming it.
Most vegetables and meat retain their taste and more of their nutritional values if boiled instead of regular cooking. Why not walk different, uncharted ground in your cooking and eating.
A lot of work? Sure! But aren't you worth it? Imagine acquiring extra knowledge and taking charge of your senior nutrition and health.
If you have any questions about how certain foods will affect any medications you're taking...consult your doctor.
Keep a record of how you're new, managed, nutritional program affects you. Not only how you feel, but how your appearance changes.
Is your skin becoming more supple, does your hair seem fuller and shinier, are your eyes brighter, do you get up in the morning with more spring in your step?
We started this page talking about senior nutrition and a time machine. We've discussed senior nutrition, let's mention the time machine.
You yourself are a virtual time traveler. You are truly what you consume, both physically and mentally. Over the years, we've all fallen into patterns of eating.
Unfortunately, researchers tell us that most of us have not worn the years well...instead the years have well worn us. You cannot change the past, but the future of your nutritional intake is entirely in your hands.
Learn about your body's physical and mental needs. Most of all learn about how you can return some of the luster and glow to it when it was younger.
Miracles can happen! But we have to contribute action on our part. Senior nutrition is one way we can absolutely change our lives for the better.
Go for it!