Essential foods in old age

Alimentos esenciales en la vejez
If you have the luck to have still by your side to your grandparents, uncles or even parents who are already going through the third age is very important to know how important it is for them a balanced and healthy diet.
The intention of this article is to mention the most important nutrients to be included in the diet of the grandparents, so despite the loss of certain capabilities they can achieve through this stage as healthier and strong that it is possible, taking into account that your immune system is also altered and their response decreased to possible diseases.
The food needed in childhood, youth and adulthood are mostly the same, but the difference is in the numbers, as each stage is precisely characterized by different nutrient requirements.
We will then give a list of the most important food for this stage of life.

Essential nutrients

Healthy breakfast
  1. Bread and cereals: not in vain they are at the base of the food pyramid, due to its high nutritional qualities.
  2. Fruits and vegetables: consumption should be varied and daily, making sure that they are good quality products, provide lots of antioxidant essential in old age.
  3. Protein: is very important to the consumption of protein quality, meat, fish, eggs, cheese, etc.
  4. FAT: keep in mind that the necessary calories in this stage of life decrease as activity also becomes less intense. The fats should be consumed with caution.
  5. Water: in the third age they become more vulnerable to dehydration. The contribution of liquids is also necessary, to make sure we keep a good renal function.
Way feed should go by varying daily dishes are tasty and of course balanced. Remember to reduce salt consumption in old age and increase of water intake, since in this phase of life they can dehydrate easily and without demonstrations. In addition to the food mentioned most water, vitamins and minerals should be included to enhance the proper functioning of the body.

The necessary vitamins...

Vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin A, vitamin B12, iron, folic acid, Zinc. The human body is losing bone density and musculature, so you become vulnerable to injuries and fractures. A course according to the age and moderate physical activity will be beneficial to keep them active, taking advantage of the multiple benefits of exercise. They will feel more energetic, with self-esteem more elevated, more agile, participating in activities within the society, feeling part and not isolated from it by his advanced age.
Food requirements vary from one person to another, it is of course not the same a sedentary person than a sportswoman, a young, and another more adult. The professional trained to assess the requirements in a manner objective based on age, existing diseases and physical or daily activity that we perform is the nutritionist. This professional will know indicate the necessary portions to take a balanced and healthy life.
A poorly nourished old age will be synonymous with a stage with various alterations of health in which the recovery will not be the same as in a well nourished person. The human body needs care from birth so that each stage is carried out in the best way, everything occurs in string, someone poorly nourished child late or early will have health problems carried by bad eating habits.

Not to forget...

In addition to the necessary care at this stage of life we cannot forget the patience, containment, and unconditional love that is needed in old age, they tend to feel that they are a burden, a nuisance for the youngest. We must show them otherwise, making them participate in recreational and family activities if and when his health permitted. Isolation and loneliness will be slowly killing their minds and your body, in his younger days have given you the best, Act on behalf of them to return all the affection and attention that you have given us.
Note: Vitamins and supplements should be indicated by a physician.
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