Best Nutrition for Seniors

Promoting Seniors Health

Foods That Promotes Seniors Health-fruits-and-vegetables
Fruits and Vegetables

Whether young or old we should have a diet that consists of vegetables, fruits, and herbs. A good diet can add longevity to our lives. Many persons are falling to illness as a direct result of poor dieting. I have heard stories of persons that are well up in age, healthy and strong simply because of putting the right kind of foods in their bodies. In this article, we will be looking at Nutrient for Seniors

As we grow older we must do all that we can to ensure that our bodies are getting the right nutrients. Old age brings on a lot of changes and the activities we did at one time with ease we find that it now becomes somewhat difficult.

Growing old is wonderful as we enjoy life to the fullest, but as we grow older our bodies need the acquired nutrients to keep going. The best time to start is now because as we make eating healthy a daily part of our diet we will be cultivating a healthy lifestyle that will be of great benefit to us as we approach those golden years.

Body changes

Body changes include eyes, joints, lungs, heart, ears, and other issues. But as we eat the right foods we can be sure of good health.

Nutrient and our Health

A. Eye health- Carrots, Broccoli, Collard greens, Avocados, Spinach, Peas, Sweet potato, Romaine lettuce, Soybeans, Whole greens, Wheat germ, Green leafy vegetables, Zucchini, Bell peppers, Walnuts, Grapefruit, Kiwi, Orange, Red Berries, Guava.

B. Joints health- Cabbages, Brussels sprouts, Broccoli, Mushrooms, Sweet peppers, Onions, Cauliflower, Ginger, Papaya, Ginger, Butternut squash, Red Apples, Pineapples, Cherries, Citrus Fruits, Leeks, Walnuts.

C. Heart health- Tomatoes, Peas, Onions, Okra, Broccoli, Sweet potato, Beets, Red potatoes, Cabbages, Cucumbers, Brussels sprouts, Mushroom, Parsnips, Bell peppers, Peaches, grapes, apples, Kiwi, Strawberries, Raspberries, Watermelons, Grapefruit, Mangoes, Pineapple, Papaya, Tangerine, Pomegranates, Cherries, Plums, Dates, Cranberries, Blackberries, Bananas, Blueberries.

E. Lungs health- Pumpkin, Broccoli, Beans, Carrot, Onions, Brussels sprouts, Tomatoes, Turmeric, Garlic, Apples, Cherries, Ginger, Kiwi, Citrus fruit, Orange.

F. Ear health- Broccoli,  Pumpkin, Avocados, Spinach, Tomatoes, Strawberries, Plums, Pomegranate, Raspberries, Blackberries, Cranberries, Pineapple, Papayas, Grapes, Kiwi, Grapefruit, Oranges, Apples, Banana, Watermelons, Blueberries, Walnut, Cherries, Cantaloupe.

G. Kidney health- Garlic, Cabbage, Onion, Cauliflowers, Red bell peppers, Red grapes, Strawberries, Blueberries, Cherries, Raspberries, Cranberries, Apples.

H. Brain health- Nuts, Seeds, Celery, Beets, Avocados, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Pumpkinseed, Walnut, Oates, Sage, Blueberries, banana, apples, pineapples, whole grain.

I. Liver health- Turmeric, Avocado, Beets, Sweet potato,   Lemons, Cabbage,  Celery, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Leafy green vegetables, Garlic, Carrots, Walnut, Grapefruit, Bananas, Apples.

J. Muscle health-  Soybeans, Carrots, Whole greens, Tomatoes,  Beets, Mushrooms, Brussels, sprouts,  Spinach, Bell peppers, Avocado, Broccoli, Raspberries, Oranges, Guava, Apples, Watermelon, Grapefruit, Berries, Nuts, Oats.

K. Skin Health- Beetroot, Spinach, Sweet potato, Carrot, Tomato, Pumpkinseed, Broccoli, Oranges, apples, strawberries, Cantaloupe, Apricot, and grapefruit.


Herbs are a must, the taste of herbs can give your foods and drinks a great taste.  The aromas are just out of this world, along with the vitamins and their healing properties make herbs so beneficial to our bodies. Here is a link that you can follow to learn more about herbs. The healing wonders of herbs.

The final word

Having a diet that is rich in vitamins through fruits, vegetables and herbs can add years to your life as we approach those golden years, so let’s start on the road to good health by making these superfoods a part of our diet.


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Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
his vast array of hints and tips you will find scattered over this site will help you no end growing plants in your garden.

28 thoughts on “Best Nutrition for Seniors”

  1. Hi there Norman,

    You are absolutely correct, nutrition is essential as we get old, probably just as essential as when we were newborn and growing babies.

    Good nutrition strengthens the immune and endocrine system when it is at its most vunerable and weakest!

    Great article and thanks for the reminder!

    • Good morning Derek it is good too hear from you hope all is well. Nutrients are so important as we get older and we musts ensure that we do all that we can too include them in our diet so that our bodies can stay strong and active. Thanks again for sharing, have a good day.

  2. I think eating healthy nutritious foods is essential to all of us not matter what our age is.

    I understand though that as we get older our bodies change and we start to slow down.

    By this time it is too late to start making changes and these habits of eating good foods need to be with us from a young age to be able to benefit later on!

    I think vegetables of course offer the nutrients the body needs and certain fruit juices too.

    I also heard that a small glass of whisky in the night time cannot do any harm too, have you heard that?

    Thanks for the information here, it is very helpful!


  3. I don’t consider myself a senior, but to some the “age” I am is considered a senior. So I try to treat my body with products that help, well seniors. Okay I said it! LOL I was kind of surprised I didn’t see anything for heart health. I looked for it first. My ears are already shot due to a inner ear disease I have, so I am interested to know if the foods you listed will keep mine from getting worse?

    • Hello Matt’s Mom it is so good to see you again, too me you look like a teenager with a beautiful smile. I don’t know if you are on doctors medication but if you are I encourage you as you take Your medication eat or increase you intake of these foods. Hope this helps, all the best too you and have a good day.

  4. Hey there, I liked your article.
    It is important for anyone to have good nutrition but it is imperative for seniors. I like the way you broke down the benefits you get from the different types of food. If someone is lacking in that department it is good to be able to reference where you can go to improve on that without taking artificial supplements.
    Something that most people do not realize is the benefits of herbs and spices. Many do not realize they are more beneficial than just altering the flavor of food and many have medicinal properties to them.
    Thank you for the good article.

    • hello NRamsey it is so good too meet you, the benefits of herbs are so great and does a whole lot for us. I is good too know that you can not only eat them but also drink them. The Value of herbal tea is just awesome. Thanks aging for commenting, all the best too you.

  5. Hello Norman,

    Loads of helpful information that can benefit the young as well as the old. I love how you listed the fruits and vegetables that relate to the different body parts, so important to eat healthy to avoid problems down the road.
    I had to meander through you site and found a treasure of information, gardening is a passion for my wife and I. We’ve both had the pleasure of growing up on a farm, and we had those fresh fruits and veggies on the dinner table.
    I guess we can’t say enough about staying away from processed food, foods high in sugar and eat a healthy well balanced meal with a great exercise program.
    Thanks, Norman for the wonderful insights!

    • Hello Rich it is so good too meet you, gardening is so great as it brings you in touch with nature giving nature a helping hand. Thanks for sharing, wishing you the best of success and have a good day.

  6. Norman,

    This was a great read. I certainly agree. Providing the right nutrients for our body is definitely very important and crucial to how we physically and emotionally feel on a daily basis. I changed my lifestyle late October of last year with working out and feeding my body with the proper nutrients. And I can honestly say, it’s made me feel 100 times better. Before that, I was eating fast food just about everyday. It’s made a huge difference.


    • Hello Hunter it is so good too meet you, it is good to put the right kind of foods in our bodies if we want to continue to live a healthy life, many person are fighting many illness because of poor diet, But as we eat right along with a good work out plan we will not only look great but also feel great. Thanks for sharing all the best too you.

  7. It’s a blessing to live a long and fruitful life. And a key to that, as you have stated, it to eat right. EVERYTHING that we put into our bodies can either have a positive or negative effect. With that said, thank you for this list of wonderful foods that serve as nutrients, to prolong life.

    With God’s help, we’ll live long healthy lives. Thank you for this!

  8. Norman,
    This is especially true for seniors, because as we all age, we find we can no longer tolerate most medications, where in the past we could depend on them to (sort of) correct our bad eating habits.
    Because of poor eating habits and putting on some weight after menopause, I found myself with diabetes. Not a place I want to be in or ever thought that i would, but now I am having to make some drastic changes to my lifestyle and these changes have put a tremendous amount of stress on me. It would have been better had I had healthy eating habits my whole life, then this whole process would be stress-free for me, in fact, it probably would have never even come up.
    Every time I view your website I am impressed with the depth of information here.

    • Hello Barbara it is my pleasure too help where I can and thanks for sharing a part off your life story. I am sad too hear that you have diabetes but the good thing is that through proper dieting you can get your life back. Having and exercise plan will also help.

      Many persons have beaten diabetes and I know that you can. I will keep you in my prayers and please let me know how everything goes. All the best too you my dare lady and have a good day.

  9. Thanks Norman, I will be 50 this year and am already starting to see a noticeable change in my diet. Luckily my wife won’t give up on me and her constant suggestions for me to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables are finally starting to get through this thick head of mine! Needless to say that this article has reinforced all the things we care about most which ultimately rely on good health. Thank you Norman and good health to you sir.

    • Hello Steve it is so good to meet you, it is good to see that you have change your diet. Nutrients are a must if we want too stay healthy, so lets take advantage of these super foods and continue too make them a part of our diet. Thanks for sharing, all the best too you and have a good day.

  10. I agree with the other comments, healthy eating is important for you at any age. It’s pretty helpful that you listed specific fruits and vegetables that aid in specific body part health. I don’t think people realize how much herbs enhance the flavor of food. My spice rack has 36 different herbs and spices that I cook with on a regular basis.

    • Hello Eris good to meet you and man that is a whole lot of herbs that you have, sounds to me that you love the kitchen just like me. Nutrients is a must if we are to live healthy productive lives, thanks for sharing, all the best too you and have a good day.

  11. A great reminder to eat good food and be mindful of good nutrition for our bodies. An older person should eat as many of these nutritious foods in each area for: all the great various parts of one’s anatomy. I eat many of these food now so I’m encouraged about that moving forward as life goes on. The healing wonders of herbs was a surprise to me. I have used bay leaves when I’m cooking pasta…I was unaware of all of its incredible health benefits! I’m definitely going to start incorporating bay leaves into my daily diet! ~ Tam

    • Hello Tam it is so good to meet you, we should do all that we can to ensure that we are getting the right amount of nutrients because these are so beneficial too our bodies, Thanks for sharing, glad that I could help and have a nice day.

  12. Hello Norman,
    Well I guess I have learn something from this article. Considering that I have 2 senior citizen living with me which are my parents. They are already 70 years old, both of them. They beginning to be picky sometime because of their health issues. I ‘m glad I have read this information about vegetable , fruits and the like that an old people should be eaten everyday to help their bodies maintain in health good condition. Thank you for sharing.

    • Hello Cris it is so good too meet you, these super foods can do a whole lot for our bodies so be sure and make these a part of ya’ll diet. Thanks for commenting,all the best too you and have a good day.

  13. Imagine if we all ate like this from the word go! From the moment we could consume solid foods-what a different state of health we would all be in today!

    I really appreciate the reminder of this list of healthy foods and has added motivation to me to include more of these foods each week. I am doing ok on the whole, but it could always be better! The modern lifestyle is so tempting to want to skip what is healthy and good for us at a very basic level, and there are so many things that take our attention away. However, a few simple changes of diet can be amazing. I have recently been trying to include 1 green smoothie a day into my routine, and even that alone can sometimes feel time consuming. However, I am already noticing the benefits and feel like something is missing if I haven’t had a green smoothie!

    • Hello Liz it is so good too meet you, thanks a million for sharing and keep on drinking those smoothies it will pay off big time. All the best to you and have a good day.

  14. This is so spot-on. My dad is gaining the years and is stubborn as a mule when it comes to getting proper nutrition. Keeping a balanced diet is especially important when getting older. That being said, this looks like a good way to remind him of what he needs to be consuming regularly. But I’m guessing that I’ll need my mom’s help to get him to the stuff you’ve put down here.

    Thanks for the read Norman!

    • Hello Paulo it is so good to meet you, nutrients are a must if we want to remain healthy and strong. I hope that your dad would see the importance of eating healthy and make it easy by allowing ya’ll to make these super foods a part of his diet. Thanks for commenting, all the best too you and have a good day.


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