As we get closer to summer, I thought it would be fun to talk about nutrition for seniors in the summer. And if you want to read more about nutrition for older adults, this is a great article by Anne-Marie Botek for AgingCare.

Eat Light

Hearty foods can feel great in the cold of January, but eating a heavy soup in the middle of July may not feel awesome. Use the summer months to try different kinds of salads and fruits. I love to try different kinds of fruit on a salad. Cold sandwiches can be great during this time. And this will lead me to my next suggestion.

Stick with Hydrating Fruit

Fruit like watermelon have high water content and can keep you hydrated. This is important when it is really hot to boost your hydration. And of course, all fruits have various vitamins and nutrients that are important for a well-balanced diet. Another benefit of this is that you can save money by purchasing fruit that is in-season.

This is a just a short little post. Stay tuned for more summer snack tips and feel free to leave a comment down below! Stay safe and see you next week.

Written by Brigid Stakelum