Seniors Need to Eat a Balanced Diet in Order to Thrive
A well-balanced diet staves off weight loss and malnutrition in older adults. Nutritious food – eaten throughout the day – maintains energy levels, strengthens the immune system and keeps blood sugar levels steady. Breakfast is particularly important since glucose levels drop at night which can lead to dizziness and falls when seniors get up in the morning.
Older adults need protein-rich foods to maintain muscle mass and strength, bone health and more. Unfortunately, one-third of older adults don’t eat an adequate amount of protein.
Making sure your elderly loved one is getting the balanced diet they need can be difficult. This is especially true if you don’t know why they are turning down food in the first place.
While many people chalk up a senior’s loss of appetite to aging, this isn’t the case. That is why it is important to discover the underlying reason why a person is no longer interested in food.