As experts in providing care to seniors, we advise clients to eat foods rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. At the same time, you must reduce intake of salt, processed sugars, trans fats that increase bad cholesterol, and saturated fats with too much fatty acid molecules. The bottom line is to regulate your diet to manage chronic illnesses.
Our healthcare professionals can assist you in the preparation of a nourishing regime. The key is to consider what exactly your body needs to stay healthy in your golden years. We can also arrange the visit of a doctor or dietitian if major changes are required in your medications and nutrition
Older adults must not forget the regular intake of nutrients particularly protein. You should remember low protein consumption among older people can result in osteoporosis and muscle atrophy. Taking dietary protein accelerates MPS or Muscle Protein Synthesis. This refers to the metabolic process of incorporating amino acids with skeletal muscle proteins. Dietary protein also promotes the femoral neck’s mineral mass, boosts body calcium, and reduces likelihood of fracture risks.
Consuming less calories than you burn as you advance in years is also important in maintaining the right weight. More calories in your body causes digestion to slow down, decreasing your caloric requirements.
We suggest that you take more calcium supplements to prevent osteoporosis which causes bones to become fragile and brittle. The consequences are risks of falls, loss of independence, reduction in capacity for self-care, chronic pain, and death. Intake of enough potassium lessens the risk of high blood pressure. Sources of potassium include beans, veggies, fruits, and low-fat milk.
Finally, you can expect to experience loss of appetite which is common to aging individuals. This may not be an issue. However, you need adequate nutrients and calories to sustain strong bones as well as healthy muscles and organs. Doing this helps you to stay away from malnourishment.