Super Foods for Seniors

Super Foods for Seniors

senior-super-foodsTo age well, it helps to eat well! For good health and an overall feeling of well-being, a diet of fresh foods that limits sugar, fat and alcohol, plus a regular exercise regimen are important.

Fortunately, Larry Palmer, Director of Dining Services of Mount Vernon Towers and Chef Ira, Executive Chef, make sure that the residents at the retirement community in the heart of Sandy Springs enjoy delicious, healthy food every day. There are always fresh fruits and lots of vegetables on the menu, and new dishes, some that incorporate less fat or salt, are introduced regularly.

As people age, they do not generally need to consume as many calories as before, and they are encouraged to make the healthiest possible selections. Food scientists have identified a number of super foods that would benefit everyone, including seniors. They include, in alphabetical order:

  • Almonds
  • Apples
  • Beans
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Canned Pumpkin
  • Cod Liver Oil
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Flax Seeds
  • Garlic
  • Green Tea
  • Oats
  • Onions
  • (Pomegranate) Juice
  • Soy
  • Spinach
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Turkey
  • Yogurt

To learn about living and healthy dining at Mount Vernon Towers, please visit To make reservations for a private tour, please call (404) 266-3534.

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