Care recipient (cr) wants to start eating healthier but doesn’t know how much of each food group he she should eat every day

Try: Focus on whole fruits rather than juices for more fiber and vitamins and aim for around 1.5 to 2 servings each day choose anti-oxidant rich dark leafy greens such as kale spinach and broccoli as well as oranges and yellows such as carrots squash and yams try for 2 to 2.5 cups of veggies every day cr needs 1 200 mg of calcium a day from foods like milk yogurt or cheese non-dairy sources of calcium include tofu broccoli almonds and kale for grains and fiber choose whole grains over processed white flour for more nutrients and a higher fiber count if the cr isn’t sure he she should look for pasta breads and cereals that list whole in the ingredient list cr needs 6-7 ounces of grains each day and one ounce is about 1 slice of bread cr needs about 5 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight divide cr’s bodyweight in half to know how many grams he she needs a 130-pound woman will need around 65 grams of protein a day a serving of tuna for example has about 40 grams of protein good sources of protein include fish beans peas nuts eggs milk cheese and seeds

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References: senior nutrition the joy of eating well and aging well by sarah kovatch and gina kemp 2011 available at

Keywords: Diet healthy eating food nutrition

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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