Diet and Nutrition for Elderly People

Old and young (GFDL/Mbjerke)

Healthy eating and maintaining a physically active lifestyle is essential for people over the age of 50 since metabolic rate slows down by as much as thirty percent over a lifetime. Elderly people are unable to digest fatty food as their gastrointestinal tract retracts over a period of time making it more prone to chronic problems like constipation. Decreased need for food complicated by the person’s competency to balance need and intake eventually should bring about a healthy change in the eating patterns. Not only will it prolong longevity but also reduce aging’s side effects.

Avoiding aging side effects: Geriatric nutrition which deals with health of elderly over the age of 65 years suggests that diet plays an important role in aging gracefully avoiding all problems associated with constipation, anemia, cancers, diabetes, osteoporosis and heart disease. A diet that accommodates all parameters of elderly nutrition including adequate fiber, protein, calcium & supplements provides adequate intake necessary to maintain body composition. Also, it is essential that the diet is soft on a sensitive stomach and easily chewable as elderly people face denture problems.

Get more exercise: For people above their 50’s moderate exercise is a must to step up their activity level since falling metabolic rates and other chronic problems could send an invitation to new diseases. Try to include yoga and hobbies like gardening, biking in your regime.

Stay Hydrated: Include liquids plus water, no more than 8 glasses a day as the quench for thirst decreases with age. This includes water, water-bases liquids, vegetables & fruits, and soups.

What to Eat: Diet of an elderly person should include two servings of whole grain
cereal or bread a day, fruit rich in Vit C, meat or meat substitute of high quality protein such as fish, poultry, eggs & beans in addition to two servings of vegetables including leafy. Furthermore, the diet should also include two glasses of skimmed milk or yoghurt, cheese or ice-cream. Of course, eight glasses of water plus liquids is recommended.

Geriatric Nutrition

Video Source:

This entry was posted in Health food and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

37 Responses to Diet and Nutrition for Elderly People

  1. Omar Rosko says:

    How do I make one of my blog posts appear on another one of my pages?

  2. hermes birkin says:

    When i site owner I do believe prefer to subject we have found rattling amazing , enjoy it for the work. You must stick with it forever! Have fun.

  3. Steve says:

    Very good advice, thanks for posting. It is important for the elderly to be educated in dieting tips as it will help with their health going forward.

  4. Beats By Dre says:

    I basically surfed your blog post and also treasured this a ton. I preserved the following, stick to the good do the job!

  5. Veste Moncler says:

    Hi just believed i would tell you something.. This is twice now Ive landed on your weblog within the last 2 weeks hunting for completely unrelated points. Spooky or what?

  6. Piumini Moncler says:

    This page seems to get a full ammount of guests. How can you advertise this? It offers a pleasant personal distort about points. I assume possessing one thing traditional or perhaps considerable to speak about is the most important thing.

  7. Catrice Ennen says:

    Nice post. I learn something more challenging on different blogs everyday. It will always be stimulating to read content from other writers and practice a little something from their store. I’d prefer to use some with the content on my blog whether you don’t mind. Natually I’ll give you a link on your web blog. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Rolando Fluetsch says:

    I haven’t checked in here for a while since I thought it was getting boring, but the last few posts are good quality so I guess I’ll add you back to my everyday bloglist. You deserve it my friend 🙂

  9. Silvana Mangiapane says:

    Thanks for a marvelous posting! I actually enjoyed reading it, you’re a great author.I will be sure to bookmark your blog and will eventually come back someday. I want to encourage that you continue your great posts, have a nice evening!

  10. Lucienne Clayborne says:

    It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d certainly donate to this superb blog! I suppose for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to fresh updates and will talk about this website with my Facebook group. Chat soon!

  11. Tyler Efird says:

    Keep on keeping on!

  12. Roy Kaib says:

    An interesting discussion is worth comment. I think that you should write more on this topic, it might not be a taboo subject but generally people are not enough to speak on such topics. To the next. Cheers

  13. Muay Thai says:

    Really worthwhile article. Spend consideration

  14. Larue Lalinde says:

    Hi. Would you take issue if I duplicated this article over to another board if all credit is specified and a direct link back here to credit the original source? We have a bulletin board with comparable content and I really think their visitors would like your entry. If not, that’s fine thought I should ask first!

  15. Pelt says:

    Spot on with this write-up, I truly think this website needs much more consideration. I’ll probably be again to read much more, thanks for that info.

  16. Pozycjonowanie Wrocław says:

    It’s a good shame you don’t contain a give money button! I’d undoubtedly give money for this wonderful webpage! That i suppose for the time being i’ll be satisfied bookmarking together with including an individual’s Feed that will my very best Msn balance. That i appearance forward that will recent messages and definitely will share the web web site utilizing my very best Facebook or twitter team: )

  17. Gregory says:

    Can I just say what a relief to find someone who actually knows what theyre talking about on the internet. You definitely know how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More people need to read this and understand this side of the story. I cant believe youre not more popular because you definitely have the gift.

  18. Corinna Fandrich says:

    Manual brushing certainly has its limitations and there have been studies that show that certain types of electric toothbrushes can make a big difference in how clean your teeth can be.

  19. Pozycjonowanie Wrocław says:

    Appreciate it for this post, I’m a big fan of this internet site would like to keep updated.

  20. Sammie Kleefisch says:

    Excellent blog here! Also your web site loads up fast! What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my website loaded up as quickly as yours lol

  21. Leandro Wedgewood says:

    I believe this website has got some rattling superb info for everyone : D.

  22. Ariel Timon says:

    We still can not quite think that I could always be one of those reading the important tips found on your site. My family and I are sincerely thankful on your generosity and for presenting me possibility pursue my personal chosen profession path. Many thanks for the important information I acquired from your web-site.

  23. Darmowe konto dla dzieci says:

    Awesome website! Where did you get that awesome design?

  24. Konto dla nastolatków says:

    Great site! Where did you get that awesome design?

  25. neti pot solutions says:

    I have to say that for the past couple of hours i have been hooked by the amazing posts on this site. Keep up the good work.

  26. bona verdo says:

    I am glad to be a visitant of this consummate web blog, regards for this rare information!

  27. emu360v1.4 says:

    Thanks for any other informative web site. Where else could I get that type of information written in such a perfect approach? I have a venture that I am just now operating on, and I’ve been on the glance out for such information.

  28. soap berries says:

    Hmm i hope you dont get offended with this question, but how much does a site like yours earn?

  29. Wedding Dresses Online says:

    When it comes to watches, there is no gender divide. Men and women, world over, love watches. Today, watches are no longer looked upon as timekeepers, but have taken the shape of a valuable accessory that needs to be changed as per the demands of the occasion.

  30. Rebuild Credit says:

    Great article! I loved the insight and advice given. Additionally, your blogging style is very pleasing to read. If you have time please check out my brand new website and tell me what you think.

  31. Issac Maez says:

    wow, exatcly the information i was looking forward, i tip my hat off to you

  32. idola remaja says:

    I’ve bookmarked this post,interesting perspective and a good read

  33. Alteriwnet Hack Orbit says:

    Useful information. Lucky me I discovered your web site by accident, and I’m stunned why this coincidence did not took place earlier! I bookmarked it.

  34. Monster Beats says:

    Thanks for your perception for your great submitting. I am glad I have taken time to check out this out.

  35. Ericka Rossignol says:

    Hi would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re working with? I’m going to start my own blog soon but I’m having a hard time choosing between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely unique. P.S Sorry for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

  36. Brian Burrichter says:

    I was suggested this web site by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him as no one else know such detailed about my difficulty. You’re wonderful! Thanks!

  37. Marlon Ivy says:

    I have not checked in here for a while as I thought it was getting boring, but the last several posts are great quality so I guess I¡¦ll add you back to my everyday bloglist. You deserve it my friend 🙂