Healthy Eating Tips For People Over 50

Healthy eating and nutrition for people over 50 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 a
person’s health as they get older. 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 very easily. Sometimes
they won’t feel thirsty, while other times it’s
too much work to pour a glass a water. With this
in mind, it’s recommended that they 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 high
quality protein such as eggs, lean meats, poulty,
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

Fat intake when your older should be limited, not
eliminated. You can limit fat by choosing lean meats,
low fat dairy products, and food preperation
methods that don’t include frying.

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