Balanced Diet for Seniors
As mentioned, protein, in particular, is super-important for folks as they age, but this life-saving fact is often overlooked.
Almased’s protein-packed shakes can help — more on this a little later.
Also, older adults are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes because of increased insulin resistance.
Add to that the loss of bone mineral density, increased risk of heart disease, memory loss, and age-related macular degeneration — just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to nutritional challenges as we age.
Not to be taken lightly is the belly-fat that crops up out of nowhere. You may be eating the same foods as always, but eventually, overweight becomes the norm, even for seniors who remain active.
Our metabolism ages along with our bodies and can make us feel more sluggish.
If you notice this slow-down, pay more attention to the food you eat because there’s a strong connection.
For over-50 adults who want to improve health, weight, and body composition, habit-change is essential, and a plan to improve nutrition is the best place to start.
Some good news? Weight and energy levels are factors that can be controlled. Is there a best diet for seniors? Read on.