Healthy Foods Commonly Overlooked

Healthy Foods Commonly Overlooked

While many seniors may think they know everything there is to know about healthy eating, there are actually plenty of foods that aren’t known for their health benefits, but should be.

According to U.S. News and World Report, there are a number of health foods that are being overlooked. Swiss chard, for example, is considered a super food, yet it doesn’t get the same recognition as other foods in this category, such as avocados or kale.

The news provider reports one cup of the vegetable contains 35 calories and meets 300 percent of a person’s vitamin K requirements and 109 percent of a typical daily vitamin A dose. Additionally, Swiss chard can help protect the body against vision loss.

Although the onion is a more common vegetable, Triathlete reports many people don’t know exactly how many health benefits it carries. The onion, much like garlic and leeks, has a number of potent nutrients, including high levels of calcium, potassium and vitamin C. Additionally, the news provider reports that some people believe the onion’s sulfur compounds could help protect against cancer.

Older adults who want to ensure they’re getting the proper nutrition may benefit from senior living communities such as Southgate at Shrewsbury, which offers nutritious and delicious dining options to its residents.