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Diet and Nutrition

Calorie Needs of the Elderly in Food and Exercise

The body needs a constant supply of food to break it down and produce energy. It is this energy that is the ‘fuel’ for all activity in the body even the life sustaining process when one is asleep. Energy needs often decrease in the senior years as a person becomes less active. Maintaining the same […]

Dietary Protein Benefits and Importance for the Elderly

A balanced diet is essential for good health. It requires a combination of the three major food groups – carbohydrates, protein and fat – as well a number of other micronutrients commonly referred to as vitamins and minerals. Consuming the right quantities of different foods ensures that person gets a sufficient supply of macronutrients (carbohydrate, […]

Vitamin D in Food and Supplements For Strong Bones in the Elderly

Osteoporosis is a common disease in the elderly where the bones are not able to retain its mineral density. Over time the strength of the bones are compromised leading to brittle bones. Not only can the bones fracture easily, but may also heal slowly and incompletely. The progression of osteoporosis can be slowed and limited […]

Ways to Improve Muscle Mass in the Elderly

Ways to Improve Muscle Mass in the Elderly

Aging brings about several physiological changes in the body. This means that these changes are not due to any disease but just a normal consequence of advancing age. One such change is the loss of muscle mass. Although this can happen at any time in life, particularly with malnutrition and physical inactivity, it is somewhat […]

Potassium Deficiency Symptoms and Diet Sources (Foods to Eat)

The body is constantly maintaining a balance of the potassium levels by the intake of potassium in food and drink and the output via the urine. A deficiency of potassium is one of the most common electrolyte abnormalities that is almost always due to a greater loss of potassium rather than a lower than required […]

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