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.
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March is National Nutrition Month, and when it comes to eating healthier, it all comes down to this – getting rid of pre-packaged, processed foods and replacing them with fresh ingredients.
There’s something about cold winter weather that makes us all hearken back to the foods our moms and grandmas used to make. For good reason, we commonly refer to these favorite dishes as “comfort foods.” After all, they make us feel warm inside and out.
But the calories, salt and fat that many of these dishes contain are nothing to smile about. There are, however, some simple steps you can take to up the nutritional ante of these favorite dishes without compromising their comfort factor.
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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