Eat well to live well

Good nutrition is important, no matter what your age.

As we get older, maintaining a healthy diet can help to keep our mind sharp, protect us from illness and give us the energy we need to keep doing the things we love. Explore our articles to help you stay well for the life you want to live…

Good mood food

As the saying goes, we are what we eat, but what about how we feel? Eating well certainly won’t work miracles but the role of our diet in determining how we feel is not to be underestimated.

Making healthy choices and avoiding processed foods can help to lift your mood and lead to a feeling of wellbeing. So just what should we be eating to protect our physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing in later life? Here are our top ten recommended good mood foods…

Why healthy eating matters

Eating well matters whatever our age but as we get older, keeping our body healthy takes on a greater role in our mental and physical wellbeing. 

Healthy eating helps us to feel good from the inside out, giving us more energy and boosting our mood and self-esteem. The great news is that when paired with regular weight-bearing exercise, such as simply walking or lifting shopping, a good diet can contribute to greater independence for longer as we get older.

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