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The Importance of Fiber for Seniors

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Did you know seniors need more fiber in their diets than younger people? Adding fiber to your diet can improve your digestive health and relieve many typical senior ailments. What is the importance of fiber for seniors, and how can you ensure you have enough of it on your plate?

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Healthy Snacks for Seniors

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Do you often feel a bit peckish between meals? Or perhaps you’ve been favoring small snacks throughout the day as opposed to larger meals? Has a decrease in appetite or certain medications made it hard for you to find snacks you love? Whatever your relationship with snacks, you can’t deny the importance of eating well-balanced and nutritious food, even at snack time. Scroll down to review our mega-list of healthy snacks for seniors. Whatever your health concerns and taste preferences, we’ve got some snack options for you.

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Soft Snacks for Seniors

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For one reason or another, seniors are often encouraged to eat soft foods. Not only do softer foods reduce the risk of bleeding gums, chipped teeth, and other oral health issues, but also they make it easier to chew and swallow. Whether you have dentures, dry mouth, or another condition that causes dysphagia (i.e., difficulty swallowing), soft foods can come in handy. So, if you’re looking for some tasty soft snacks for seniors, check out our list below. We’ve included a variety of options since many seniors are also on a special diet — limiting sugar or carbs, for example, or increasing calorie intake. Which of these delicious soft snacks for seniors is your favorite?

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Why Gratitude Matters

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With Thanksgiving coming up at the end of the month, it’s a good time to pause and consider everything we have to be grateful for. But do you know why gratitude matters year-round? Practicing gratitude can make you happier and your life easier too.

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Benefits of Meditation for Seniors

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“Meditation is a vital way to quiet and purify the mind, thus rejuvenating the body.” This quote from author Deepak Chopra demonstrates the value many people find in practicing meditation. But did you know that there are particular benefits of meditation for seniors?

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