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5 High Calorie Foods Seniors Should Eat

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5 High Calorie Foods Seniors Should Eat

QuinoaQuinoa. Quinoa is the only while grain with 9 essential amino acids. This makes it a complete protein. Quinoa is high in omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, which makes it good for the heart and keeping diabetes in check. One cup of Quinoa contains 222 calories, so eat in moderation.

AvocadoAvocados. Avocados are rick in vitamins B6, C, E, fiber, lutein, folic acids and magnesium. The monounsaturated fats contained in avocados help reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) and can also help prevent heart disease. A medium avocado contains roughly 276 calories.

BananaBananas. These make for a great nutritious snack that will keep your hunger at bay. A large banana has roughly 120 calories, almost double that of most fruit, but the benefits outweigh the high caloric content. Bananas are rich in thiamin, folic acid, fiber, potassium, Vitamin A and vitamin B6.

Olive OilOlive Oil. Olive Oil has anti-inflammatory properties associated with lowered risk of heart disease. It’s also known for strengthening bones and protecting against certain types of cancer. One tablespoon of virgin olive oil has up to 120 calories.

MangoMangoes. Mangoes are high in fiber, vitamins C, B6, and A. They also help regulate blood glucose and digestion, and enhances good vision and healthy skin. Mangoes are also rich in minerals such as magnesium, copper, and potassium that promotes cardiovascular health. An average mango has 130 calories.

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