Importance Of Diet

More often than not we forget the importance of food in attaining good health. This is especially important for the elderly. Proper diet can go a long way to helping with their longevity.

FLUIDS. The need to constantly take a lot of fluid cannot be overemphasized. Water and freshly blended juice can come in handy. Water helps in detoxifying the body and is also important in preventing constipation.

FRUITS. Fruit are a great source of vitamins that build your immunity. Aging comes with failing immune system. The most natural way to protect the elderly against infection is by eating plenty of fruits and vegetables.

WHOLE MEAL CARBOHYDRATE. Carbohydrates are important to give energy, however they can also contribute to a lot of more weight gain. This is something that we need to avoid in the elderly as it is dangerous for the heart. Opting for whole meal rather than refined carbohydrates improves digestion due to high fiber content and less is converted to fat in their body.

REDUCE SUGAR AND SALT. A sugar-free diet and reduced salt intake is important to reduce the risk and manage diabetes and hypertension in the elderly.
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