Today, I'm going to talk about what you need to eat as you grow older

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Hello, science lovers here, today we'll be looking at those diets which are necessary when growing old. However, let's start with nutrition.

Nutrition is about developing a healthy and balanced weight loss plan to get the vitamins your body needs. The supply of nutrients is determined by the diet in which our body wants to function and prosper. This includes carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water.

A good diet is important, regardless of age. It can provide useful features for weight management. It can also help prevent some illnesses such as osteoporosis, excessive blood pressure, coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and positive cancer.

However, as you age, your physique and stamina change, so you need to stay healthy. For example, you may want fewer calories but prefer to get enough nutrients. Some older people want more protein.

Some changes can make a healthy diet difficult as you age. For example, suddenly being alone, or having a difficult family life. Health that can make cooking and eating difficult. Medicines that help change the taste of food, dry mouth, or lose appetite. Bankruptcy means lack of income, that is, not much money to buy food. Difficulty chewing or swallowing food. All of the above situations can make it difficult to eat healthy once you start aging.

Eat Meals that provide more nutrients with no added calories as you age to stay healthy, such as fruits and vegetables (bright colors, different types of choice), oatmeal, whole wheat bread, whole grains such as brown rice, and fat-free or low-fat milk or cheese as you age. Eat Seafood, meat, chicken, eggs, beans, nuts, and seeds with vitamin D and calcium added to soy or rice milk

Resist from empty calories. Foods that are high in calories but have few nutrients, such as chips, candies, baked foods, soft drinks, and alcohol.

Prefer nourishment that is low in cholesterol and fat.
Avoid saturated fats and trans fats in particular.
Saturated fats are generally the fats that come out of animals. Trans fat is a region of processed stick margarine and plant shortening. You can find it in grilled foods or french fries purchased at some fast-food restaurants.

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Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Some people lost their thirst with age. And for certain drugs, retaining water can be much more important. Do the physical activity; Exercising when your appetite starts to decrease can make you feel hungry.

In Conclusion, a healthy diet can be difficult due to health or other issues. However, here is some helpful information. Cook or cook with friends who are tired of eating alone. You can also review meals at a nearby senior center, community center, or religious venue.

Check with your dentist if you have problems with chewing. If you have dysphagia, pat drinks plenty of water with meals. If that doesn't work, contact your healthcare provider. This problem can be caused by medical conditions and medications. When you don't like the smell and taste of food, add color or texture to make it more interesting.

If you don't eat enough, always look for a healthy snack throughout the day and eat more nutrients and calories. If the illness makes cooking and eating difficult, consult your doctor. They can suggest an occupational therapist who can help you figure out an easy way to manage it.

Consult these links below for References

Medlineplus
www.healthline.com
www.helpguide.org
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au
www.eatright.org

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Dear @jsalvage, Did you write about foods that are good for the health of older people?

I am curious about the health foods that Nigerians enjoy eating.😄

Yes, we enjoy all types of foods but should be edible though😂

Hahahahahhahah... Boss @goldgrifin007 with the way you asked,I know you will like food and maybe that's why you are asking to be well prepared against your old age chapter 🤣🤣

Dear young @ezeemmanuel, I didn't understand your meaning! I just wanted to know what foods Nigerians eat for their health!

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@jsalvage hundred percent from me, what a wonderful research health is more important than any other thing.

Thanks so much @sommy7

A good research from you @jsalvage . You are always taken care of yourself. And maybe that's why you have been able to enlighten us on the above health guidelines. Thank you ❤️

Nutrition is about developing a healthy and balanced weight loss plan to get the vitamins your body needs.

Worried about this perspective of nutrition as regards weight. I feel nutrition should cover both weight loss and weight gain.

I like the way you wrote the post putting into consideration the factors responsible for malnutrition

Overall, this was a really enlightening post and I think the geriatric population should have a look at it so as to guide their choice of food.

Great post

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