Why The Over Sixties Are Shunning Newer Food Trends



From SAGA Magazine.


A study into the eating habits of older adults shows many avoid the latest food fads loved by millennials, with 35 per cent opting for a traditional ‘meat and two veg’ options over more typically modern foods.

As such, 52 per cent have never touched avocado on toast, while 53 per cent have never tried quinoa. Even olives are alien to a number of over 60s along with foods such as aubergine, vegan burgers, and tacos.

While shunning newer food crazes such as flax seeds, goji berries and chia seeds, it’s the more well-known, traditional superfoods that are popular among this age group.

For example, 95 per cent of over 60s have eaten blueberries, with almost one in six saying they’d be likely to have them this week. Beetroot, broccoli and spinach also come out on top of the most tried foods among older adults.


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