If you remember, when you were a child, your parents saying, eat this or eat that because it is good for you and it will help you grow up to be strong. Well, they were right, your diet when you are young, has a lot to do with your health as an adult. Many of the degenerative
changes that happen as we get older can be eliminated or at least delayed by a proper diet when we are in our youth.
As a person gets older especially into the elderly years, their appetite declines with age, so when you are older you do not get the proper nutrition or nutrients that are needed to subdue infections and ward off diseases. In most cases an unhealthy diet is the cause of the
infections and/or disease when you become older. A person who has eaten fatty foods all their life are at extremely high risks of heart disease and heart failure such as strokes and heart attacks. A person that has consumed a high amount of alcohol through their life is at high risk of liver and pancreas disease, kidney malfunctions, not to mention cancer.
It is best to begin in your youth by eating healthy foods such as vegetables, fruits and of course meats. As the body ages it does not need as much as it does when it is younger. The body’s metabolism slows down and the body does not need as many calories to
There are certain vitamins and minerals that an older body needs that the younger body can use less of. An older body needs more Calcium to prevent osteoporosis and to keep the bones healthy and vitamin D is needed to help absorb the calcium. Zinc is needed to combat against infections, because with age the body’s immune system also degenerates. Fiber is important because the stomach muscles weaken with age and fiber helps prevent constipation.
Always check with your doctor before taking any additional supplements.
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