Older adults have been hit hard. 95% of all coronavirus deaths in the U.S. involved a patient who was at least 50 years old, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Older adults are also more likely to suffer from the virus’s lasting effects, commonly known as long COVID.
We’re not going to lie. Eating healthily after 50 means effort on two fronts: boosting your intake of good-for-you foods such as berries, leafy greens, whole grains and lean proteins, while cutting out the foods that clog your arteries and oh-so-easily expand your waistline.