6 Foods Nutritionists Say Seniors Should Avoid

1. Processed foods heavy in sodium. Seniors who consume processed meals high in salt run a serious danger to their health.

2. Sugar-filled Drinks. Drinks with added sugar can cause dental issues, type 2 diabetes, and weight gain.

3. Refined grains and white bread. Whole grains have fiber and minerals that refined grains, like white bread, lack.

4. Dairy Products High in Fat. Calcium, potassium, and other vitamins that keep your body strong—especially as you age—are found in dairy products.

5. Quick and Fried Food. Fried meals are heavy in calories and bad fats, which can lead to obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and stroke.

6. Alcohol. Although moderate alcohol use has demonstrated some beneficial effects on health, many dietitians recommend elders abstain from excessive alcohol use.

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