Karen Ensle Ed.D, RD, FADA, CFCS
Family and Community Health Sciences Educator
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County
Think healthy eating is all about dieting and sacrifice? Think again. Eating well is a lifestyle that embraces colorful food, creativity in the kitchen, and good times spent eating with friends and family. For mature adults, the benefits of healthy eating include increased mental acuteness, resistance to illness and disease, higher energy levels, a more robust immune system, faster recuperation times, and better management of chronic health problems. As we age, eating well can also be the key to a positive outlook and staying emotionally balanced. Supercharge your life by choosing healthy food. Below are some small steps to get started.
Remember the adage, you are what you eat? Make it your motto too! Choose a variety of colorful vegetables and fruits, whole grains, lean proteins, and low-fat or fat free dairy products. Below are the benefits:
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