What comes to mind when you think of healthy eating? My first thought is good fresh fruits and vegetables and no take away. Outside food contains high levels of fat and not the good type and sodium. As we start off the new year it really is time to reexamine our eating habits. As inflation is on the rise affording good food and still eating in a healthy way is a new challenge. As individuals age their appetites change and they tend to eat less. I still remember my grandmother telling me she didn’t care about food any more. At the time I found it shocking. However, now that I am older I find my appeal for various foods has changed. There are individuals who are underweight. They have lost their appetite and if they live alone they have also lost the desire to even cook. There are programs in the states that do deliver meals to individuals every day. The reality is that over fifty percent of older adults are malnourished. Taking a morning and evening walk may help to stimulate a person’s appetite. Of course, choosing the right foods is also important. Eating more Omega 3 such as salmon is a good start. Including nuts, various seeds, avocados, and the obvious fresh fruits and vegetables also help. When you are at the grocery, you can also choose a small amount of any vegetable and bag it. The checker will ring it up. Fruits are different as they are in containers. You best options are single fruits such as apples, peaches, kiwi’s, pears,oranges, mandarin oranges, etc. Don’t forget the wonderful sweet potatoes and yams. They are easy to cook and taste great. The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website www.goodgusbooks.com along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Digitizing for all the books are available now! Books one and two are now available on the Tractor Supply website. “Misplaced Trust” will be available this month.