Nutrition Principles for Older People

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Variety plays an important role in healthy eating – so, always try new foods and new recipes.

Diet should be based largely on products derived from whole cereals or cereals enriched with vitamins and minerals: whole wheat pasta, brown rice, barley, multigrain bread or other products.

Liquids should be consumed in abundance, as it facilitates digestion and prevent dehydration.

Fruits and vegetables stimulate the appetite and provide essential vitamins and minerals.

Intake of calcium and vitamin D helps strengthen bones. You can choose milk, yogurt and cheese, calcium fortified soy drinks. Also, you should do daily exercise. Osteoporosis is one of the most common diseases among older persons and you can avoid by following these simple principles.

Meat, fish, eggs, tofu and legumes provide protein necessary for older persons.

Eat mostly foods low in fat and try to keep this in mind when you cook as well.

Do not exceed the recommended weight.



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