December 2, 2015

Water is a key to health – especially for seniors. Because seniors can tend to be less sensitive to thirst,  it’s especially important that they consume enough water everyday—eight 8-ounce glasses. Proper hydration helps flush toxins from the body, maintain flexibility in the joints, relieve constipation, and maintain mental focus.

Oddly enough – you can also get some of your needed water from certain foods. Here are a few foods high in water content can help fulfill this need.

  • melons
  • grapes
  • cucumbers
  • onions
  • apples
  • cabbage
  • soup

For more information…
Read the National Institute on Aging’s online guide “Healthy Eating After 50” at NIA.NIH.gov.

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