Month: December 2018

Seniors – 5 Tips for Good Nutrition

Seniors - 5 Tips for Good Nutrition

Learn useful tips, tricks and information to help ensure you get the best possible nutrition during the winter months.

In the UK, life expectancy has doubled over the last two decades and currently around 16% of the population is aged 65 or over. It is fantastic that we can all live longer, but there are certain things we have to do to ensure we stay healthy in those later years. Exercise is of course important to maintain strength and cardiovascular health. It is also an important part of staving off obesity, which is prevalent in older people, as is malnutrition.

Malnutrition can be a real danger as you get older and have to work harder to ensure that you get the right vitamins and minerals. During the winter months particularly, it can be tempting to load up on mince pies and high calorie low nutrient foods, but that can create problems that are hard to recover from.

To help maintain good nutrition you might be considering home care services so you have a carer who can help prepare meals – otherwise here are 5 tips for good nutrition as a senior:

1. Eat Lots Of Fruits And Vegetables

The vitamins, minerals and nutritional content of fresh vegetables and fruits are incredible for health. With both fruit and vegetables there is room to blend up fresh smoothies and to cook up fresh soups packed with lots of veggies and goodness. Raw veggies or cut up crunchy fruits can be a really good low calorie snack to maintain energy.

2. Have A Heavy Lunch

Because we naturally get tired as we get older, dinner can be a bit too much and going to bed is more of a priority than eating a whole meal. For that reason, keep something light for dinner and instead make lunch the largest meal of the day. That way you can pack in all the nutrition you need without worrying you won’t be able to finish your food.

3. Drink Plenty

In order for the whole body to work as it should, we need to be hydrated. Drinking enough water can be tricky, so try to focus on high water vegetables and fruits like cucumbers or watermelon. High water meals like soups and smoothies are also a great idea for hydration.

4. Opt For Whole Grain Everything

When it comes to bread, pasta and crackers, whole grains should be your priority. The fibre is so important for your digestive system, and there are a lot more nutrients in the whole grain compared to white flour based goods.

5. Practise Portion Control

It is important to eat nutrient dense, low calorie food in later life so you maintain the nutrient intake you need, but you avoid weight gain.

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The Tastiest Celebrities Based on Britain’s Sausies Awards

The Tastiest Celebrities Based on Britain's Sausies AwardsThe citizens of Great Britain have voted on the tastiest as well as the least tasty celebrities. The Sausies awards are sponsored by Porky Lights, which is a brand of British sausage that was invented in 1935. The results of the contest were published on Thursday, October 25, 2018. The Sausies determine which celebrities Britains think epitomize great taste as well as which celebrities leave a bad taste in the Britains’ mouths.

Online votes were used to determine the winners of thirteen categories, including Radio, Politics, Sports, and Tv. The voters were asked to vote based on the celebrities’ personality, behaviour, looks, and style. Here is the list of the winners of the Sausies Awards:

* The Tastiest TV Duo – The winners are ITV’s Phillip and Holly Willoughby from This Morning

Almost half of the votes cast for the tastiest TV duo was fro Phil and Holly. The beat out Sandi and Noel from Bake Off and Tess and Claudia from Strictly. One voter stated what many others thought – The chemistry between Phil and Holly are like mash and sausage, a perfect pairing.

* The Tastiest Male Celebrity – The winner is actor and producer, Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy, a former model now turned actor and film producer, was awarded the tastiest male. One voter stated that Tom Hardy is an animal lover, great actor and extremely good looking, making him the only choice for the Tastiest Male Celebrity.

* The Tastiest Female Celebrity – The winner is ITV’s Holly Willoughby

Holly from This Morning won a second award for the tastiest female celebrity. Other contenders in the category of tastiest female included Stacey Solomon and Emma Willis. One male voter stated that he would love to share a sausage with winner Holly Willoughby. Another voter stated that Holly was funny, genuine and gorgeous.

* The Tastiest Male Breakfast Television Presenter – The winner is Ben Shephard from Good Morning Britain

Ben Shepard beat out Piers Morgan, another Good Morning Britain television presenter, as the Tastiest Male Breakfast Presenter. Shepard received approximately one-third of the total votes cast. The voters remarked that they loved his good looks and cheeky personality. The arch-rival of Piers Morgan came in third with the votes.

* The Tastiest Female Television Presenter – The winner is Susanna Reid from Good Morning Britain

Susanna Reid from Good Morning Britain received the Tastiest Female television presenter. One voter stated that Susanna is attractive, funny and a brilliant interviewer. Another voter stated that she is very patient dealing with Pier Morgan. Susanna received more votes than Kate Garraway from Good Morning Britain and Louise Minchin from BBC Breakfast.

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