You may remember the food pyramid, but the USDA just released a simpler way to show what people should eat every day.
Eat a variety of foods to make sure you get all the nutrients you need. Brightly colored foods are always the best choice, so your plate should look like a rainbow.
Lean protein (lean meats, seafood, eggs, beans)
Fruits and vegetables (think orange, red, green, and purple)
Whole foods are the best for your health. You can usually find these around the outside of the store in the produce, meat, and dairy sections.
To stay at the same weight, you need to eat the right amount of food for your age and body. The American Heart Association says how much adults over 60 should eat every day.
Water is also a vital nutrient. Don't let yourself get dehydrated. Drink fluids in small amounts all day long. You should choose tea, coffee, or water.
Want to get the most health benefits for your money? When you need it, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can help you pay for healthy food.