Older adults need more calcium and vitamin d to help maintain bone health. Have three servings of vitamin d-fortified low-fat or fat-free milk or yogurt each day. Other calcium-rich foods include fortified cereals and fruit juices, dark green leafy vegetables
As we get older our lifestyles and appetite can change and this can affect the types and amounts of foods we eat.
It is important to use every meal and snack as an opportunity for maximum nutrition and find ways to improve your diet to fit with your personal tastes, ability and lifestyle,
Use less salt, drink more water, limit your intake of foods containing saturated fats and trans fats
Vitamin and minerals can play a role for diagnosed deficiencies, which are not uncommon in older people as they may eat less, or have digestion issues due to illness or medication.
Bone health – once calcium is lost from the bones it is difficult to replace, but there are ways to protect yourself against the progression of the disease, including getting enough calcium, fluoride and vitamin d, as well as exercise.
To prevent constipation it is important to include foods in your diet that are high in fibre. Wholegrain cereals, wholemeal bread, fruit, dried fruit, dried peas,and beans are excellent sources of fibre.
All diet plans for older age are prepared after a thorough analysis of all vital statistics and any diseased conditions for a healthier yet easy to follow diet.