Diet for Seniors

It is impossible to overstate the advantages of a good diet in boosting well-being. It is well known that our diet has an effect on a number of health conditions, including heart and lung disease, vascular (blood vessel) disease, diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure (hypertension), high blood cholesterol, strokes, memory loss, osteoporosis, various cancers, skin conditions, and visual issues. The majority of body tissues are composed of water, vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbs, and lipids. For the body to properly absorb these vital nutrients, a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fiber is necessary. Many doctors also view appropriate fluid consumption, vitamin, and mineral supplementation as being crucial. Meat, eggs, and dairy products should all be consumed in smaller quantities.

Signs & Symptoms

Consequences of Poor Dietary Habits:

  • Brittle Hair
  • Lack of Appetite
  • Feels irritated or angry most of the time
  • Feeling Tired
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Poor Concentration


  • Financial Issues
  • Poor Dental Health
  • Mental Health conditions like depression lead to reduced appetite
  • Difficulty in preparation of meals
  • Being on Multiple medications


  • As crucial as the quality of the cuisine is the portion size.
  • The number of calories consumed should generally correspond to the body's metabolic requirements.
  • Achieving these objectives and avoiding overeating and undereating can both be facilitated by being aware of the number of calories ingested each day.
  • Additionally important is avoiding foods with empty calories.
  • These are calorie-dense foods with scant nutritional benefits.

Frequently Asked Questions

With ageing, eating healthy meals might be more challenging due to issues like appetite, loss, or difficulty swallowing or chewing food. Hence, many elderly suffer from nutritional deficiencies.
Early signs of nutritional deficiencies include
  • Unusual fatigue,
  • Brittle hair or loss of hair,
  • Skin rashes or sores that don’t heal,
  • Cracks at the corners of the mouth, and a pale tongue.

Nutritional deficit adults may get irritable and have anxiety and depression or anger issues for which they need professional help from an online counsellor. For the best Geriatric Counselling, visit TalktoAngel.

As people get older, it’s important they continue to eat well. Changes in their bodies result in lower energy requirements. It is important to reduce portion sizes if the activity is low, and also to cut down on sugary snacks.

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