FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR DR GOVIND SHUKLA, NUTRITION EXPERT
Govind Shukla, Specializes in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Nutraceuticals & Herbal Drugs has published More than 50 research papers in National & International Journals. He is also a reviewer of International Journal of Pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics, Chief editor of IJPNR Journal & Freelance Medical Writer for Different publication Groups including Lambert Academic Publishing Saarbrucken, Germany.
Healthy eating recommendations for Older Adults
Although older adults need fewer total calories, they have an increased need for certain vitamins and minerals. This increased need must, therefore, be satisfied with a lower overall intake. It is especially important for seniors to eat foods rich in nutrients such as vegetables and fruits, whole grains, lean meat, fish, poultry, low-fat milk and dairy products, nuts and seeds. Vegetables are far richer in useful nutrients than fruits, but fruits are pleasant to eat. Infections are common in old age, and in many cases fatal. Specialised nutrition can help to boost individual immune function to some extent.
As a good healthy diet should also give as much pleasure as possible within reasonable limits.