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When you hear that a good diet plan, which would suit your needs, doesn’t contain some of the foods you like, you will find yourself in a pinch. Sometimes, it is like that. Some seniors have health issues that require avoiding certain foods, and this makes it hard for your loved ones or caregivers to prepare your meals. Fortunately, some foods that were considered ‘bad’ are now green-lit by most nutritionists.

7 Healthy Foods with a Bad Reputation


It was believed that dietary cholesterol affects overall cholesterol levels. And it does, just not as much as it was previously thought. Now you are free to enjoy a whole egg – and not only the whites. Eggs are full of protein and vitamins B12 and D, which are good for your health.


Some bacon has sodium nitrites which can cause cancer, but most bacon is made without it. Clean bacon is rich in monounsaturated fats, which are heart-friendly proteins.


Potatoes make an excellent snack for the elderly to consume between meals. They contain complex carbs, so people with diabetes should avoid them. On the positive side, potatoes have loads of vitamin C, potassium, and fiber.

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Whole Milk

Many seniors are not consuming whole milk, and because of this, they miss out on fat-soluble vitamins contained in milk. Milk from grass-fed cows and also organic milk contains high levels of omega-3 fatty acids and immunity-boosting conjugated linoleic acid. The latter one improves your bone strength.

Red Meat

This type of meat should be moderately consumed, that way it can help older adults in maintaining their weight. Also, red meat is an excellent source of iron.


Consuming dark chocolate can reduce stress levels. Chocolate also has anti-inflammatory properties, and it can aid your digestion.


Many seniors consider butter to be rich in fats. However, the fats contained in butter aren’t those that cause heart disease. Elderly adults can lose weight by eating butter because it contains fatty acids.

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