Age reduces calorie demands. Nutrient demands remain constant or grow. Older individuals need nutrient-rich meals to receive vitamins, minerals, carbs, fats, and protein.
Legumes, Produce, Granola, Nuts, Protein,
Desserts, deep-fried foods, sugary drinks, junk food, and others should be avoided by seniors.
Seniors need fibre for good digestion. Fiber-rich meals prevent constipation. They must prioritise soluble fibre, which lowers cholesterol.
Nuts, Legumes, Produce, Oat bran, Granola
Doctors can recommend Psyllium Husk for seniors who have problems eating fiber-rich foods.
Choose the healthiest convenience food if necessary. These nutritious, easy-to-prepare foods
Oatmeal, Low-sodium canned veggies, Canned meat and fish, Baked beans/mixes, Low-sugar canned or frozen fruit.
Due to food constraints, creating a balanced diet for older adults might be difficult. After seeing their general practitioner, patients can take magnesium, vitamin B-6, B-12.
ome supplements can interfere with drugs. Consult your doctor about supplement or drug adverse effects.
Seniors need water and fluids. Dehydration rises with ageing. Dehydration increases mortality, impairs cognition, causes acute confusion, and causes constipation.
Elderly people should drink extra water, juice, etc. to avoid such difficulties.