As you grow old, your body becomes more demanding. It demands proper nutrition and protein, which one can only get from healthy food. At this age your body is prone to several health hazards. These health problems slow down energy level and causes health problems. You begin suffering from poor digestion, brittle bones, fatigue, muscles, nausea and low immunity. This also reduces the body activity and you may even become a victim of serious health problems like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arthritis and diabetes. These diseases do not mean you eat less; this means you don’t eat proper food in proper quantity.
The requirements of nutrients, proteins, minerals and carbohydrates changes as you grow old. When you are young your body has high resistance power, like you can eat fatty, spicy and oil stuff, but as you age eating such items will kill you slowly. The above nutrients are easy to digest and can be absorbed easily. Doctors generally suggest consuming small frequent meals, which keep the body, fit without increasing your weight much.
Ageing is a process, which is usually linked with a number of chronic body problems. It is also known as oxidation of cells. Large amount of hair fall, weak muscles, reduced skin tone, continuous colds and coughs and lack of energy are the symptoms of oxidation. To avoid these problems, consumption of food rich in Vitamin C, A and E is essential for an ageing body.
Eating keeps you emotionally and physically fit. Wondering how? Dinner or lunch is the time when you can spend some quality time with all the members of your family. A dinner with family means lots of talk and discussion. This will keep you emotionally fit and contribute to your well-being. Senior health, especially women should be very careful about their diet at old age. Due to menopause, the ability to absorb calcium reduces and this may lead to weakness in the joints and muscles, also the bones are more prone to fractures easily. Eat soft and easy to chew food for easy consumption.
Eat Right in Old Age:
- Consider adding plenty of natural colors to your food. Also include fruits in your diet. Consider adding different fruits each day. This will prevent constipation
- Egg whites are a good source of protein, therefore should be consumed daily
- Use mustard and olive oil in your cooking. It helps reducing cholesterol, which will prevent you from heart disease.
Andy Asher is a topnotch Editor-in-chief of Active Seniors HQ that focuses on style senior health and fitness. It underlines the benefits of staying fit at 50 and retirement planning at an early stage.