Oftentimes senior citizens who live alone do not eat with proper nutrition in mind. Easy-to-make meals don't always have great nutrients. This article has tips to help you get the right nutrients in your diet.

Fiber is essential to anyone's diet. Fiber can help make you feel stuffed, and that can help you lose weight. It also help lower cholesterol. More fiber can reduce your risk of getting certain types of cancers, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.

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Protein is not just found in meat dishes. There are plenty of options available. Snacking on nuts or building a meal around beans, soy, tofu, or fish can get you all the protein you need. You might choose to use some of these items as a main dish, or incorporate them into other recipes. Eat lots of protein-rich foods so that you don't get bored and stick with your diet.

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