Lack of appetite in seniors can be blamed on many factors, from dental problems that make chewing painful to side effects of medication. Other possible causes include depression, dementia and the simple fact that older people often lose their sense of taste, making food boring and unenjoyable. The cause also might not be physical at all.
Two letters show up more than the others when reading about older adults and senior nutrition. Those letters are B and D, as in vitamins B12 and D.
Perhaps because taste buds don’t work as well, or because medications interfere with the flavors of food, some seniors turn to salt and sugar to make their diets more palatable. Here are a few tips for making healthier, yet tasty, choices.
Winter is back, and so is cold and flu season. Help protect yourself by eating a diet full of cold-fighting foods.
By July 2018, manufacturers are required to list added sugars, in grams and as a percent of daily value, on food labels. Until then, here are a few places where sugar could be hiding.
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Constipation becomes more prevalent as people grow older, but it’s not an inevitable part of aging. Lessened mobility, medications and unrelated medical conditions often contribute, as do diet and fluid intake. But there are simple things that can be done to help prevent constipation.
Many seniors turn to restaurants not just for their meals, but also as socialization and entertainment – both of which are important to our overall health. Eating right while eating out can be tricky, but there are ways to do it.
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