Are you in charge of meal preparation for someone elderly? Watch this video to learn more about what to meal prep and what foods are the best for it.
According to the National Institutes of Health, good nutrition for the elderly helps to reduce the risks of such things as osteoporosis, heart disease, high blood pressure, and some forms of cancer. Additionally, the government reports that eating well can reduce the risks of stroke, type 2 diabetes, bone loss, some kinds of cancer, and anemia.
Furthermore, for those who already have some of these conditions, good nutrition can help to manage them better.
Go for variety. People should aim to eat a diversity of foods so that the body is getting a variety of nutrition. This will help ensure nutritional needs are met. It’s important to get good sources of iron, protein, healthy fats and calcium each day.
Avoid the junk. As much as we may like empty-calorie foods such as chips, cookies, soda and candy, they wreak havoc on our bodies. Avoiding them is a sure step toward good nutrition.
Know the fats to avoid as much as possible are saturated, which come from animals.
Get vitamins and minerals. A daily supplement of vitamin D is particularly important, as it helps to ward off osteoporosis which can lead to hip fractures. It also play a role in preventing several types of cancer.