Nutrition

Nutrition in terms of this refers to the various ways in which you could amend, upgrade and change your eating habits, including using supplements that have been found to be helpful in the process of reversing the deteriorating effects of age. Please note, this site was not designed to offer a scientific dissertation of these products, as the detailed information will be made available if needed, but rather to make you aware of them and offer the opportunity to puchase right from here. In terms of the abovementioned parameters, we identified the following to be part of 'nutrition':

As much as this whole subject of anti-ageing applies to almost all ages, the majority of our clients are of a senior age, especially the group referred to as the'baby boomers'.

Healthy eating and nutrition for our typical oder person is greatly impacted by several factors, one of them being a change in body composition.  During the later years in life, the body will lose bone and muscle and gain fat, because the hormones aren't very active anymore.

There are many factors which hinder an older person's health.  The information below will help you to lead a healthy life - no matter how old you may be.

Water
Water in the body decreases with age, so many older folks will become dehydrated more easily, sometimes without even feeling thirsty, while other times it's just too much work to pour a glass of water.  With this in mind, it's recommended that you drink at least 1 ounce of water for every 2.2 pounds of weight.

Protein
At this stage in life, protein is very important. Protein is needed to support a healthy immune system and prevent the wasting of muscle.  Since energy needs are less, older folks should eat more high quality protein such as eggs, lean meats, poultry, and fish.

Carbs and fiber
Carbohydrates are the main source of energy for the entire body.  You can find carbs in bread, cereals, pasta, and other grain products.  A diet that's high in fiber and water will help to prevent constipation as well.

Fat
Older people should limit their fat intake, but not eliminate it.  You can limit fat by choosing lean meats, low fat dairy products and when you prepare your meals, exclude frying, where possible. 

Iron
Iron deficiency can be seen with those who aren't eating much.  Good sources for iron include lean red meats or breakfast cereals.

Zinc
Zinc intake is not absorbed very well as you get older.  Meat, poultry and fish should all be a part of your diet to help you meet the requirements for zinc.

Calcium
Calcium is one ingredient that us oldies simply aren't getting enough of.  Most believe  that milk upsets their stomach, and therefore they will avoid it, but you should be getting around 1,500 mg of calcium a day, and nonfat powdered milk may be used in recipes as a substitute for milk.  Other foods such as yogurt, low fat cheese, and broccoli can also help you meet the requirements for calcium.

Vitamin B12
In order to absorb the benefits of B12, the intrinsic factor must be produced by the stomach.  Many older people suffer from a deficiency in B12 because they have a condition known as atrophic gastritis.  This condition causes inflammation of the stomach, bacterial overgrowth and without the intrinsic factor, this vitamin can be absorbed.

Each one of the above nutrients are needed to keep  an aged body in good health.  Let's try to stay active and strive for a well balanced diet, even though your body isn't the same as it used to be, proper care and the right nutrients can help you enjoy a long and healthy life.


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