Monday, September 17, 2007

Nutritional Needs of Aging

People, who receive adequate nutrition, live longer healthier lives with enhanced youthful vitality. Common health concerns associated with aging are reinforced through a poor diet. Our nutritional needs change as we grow older. Even though we may feel younger than we are, our nutrient requirement is not the same as when we were twenty five. With age, nutrient absorption becomes more difficult. QUALITY OF FOOD INTAKE = QUALITY OF LIFE The quality of life experienced in our advanced years will be greatly influenced by the quality of our food intake. A well balanced diet, ear marked for age appropriate requirements will keep a person limber, energized and best of all, independent. Medications and dental problems interfere with digestion, absorption and appetite. The ad View the rest of this article

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