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Twelve ways for senior citizens to get the right kind of nutrition to boost their immune system, heal from injuries quicker and have greater vitality.


As we all grow older, our body goes through many dramatic changes. Therefore, it's critical that we obtain the right nutrition needed for the right age. After all, new born babies should not eat steak and potatoes anymore than a teenager should have baby food. Seniors and full grown adults should also have different diets as part of their home health routines, then in their young adult years. First, before the 12 nutritional tips for senior citizens, here are some vital health information guidelines.

Low Energy Requirements

As seniors reduce their fitness activities, their muscle mass gets smaller and needs less energy. If a senior does not change from eating as they did when younger, they could easily become obese and have more medical health problems and higher health insurance rates.

Not Enough Nutrition

On the other hand, seniors that use little or no energy can lose their appetites and not get the nutrition their body's require. A few moderate physical fitness exercises or group activities could build up a bigger appetite and boost mental health from the social interaction.

Check With Your Medical Health Practitioner

Before you change your diet, check with your medical health practitioner, whether it is a family doctor or a specialist, because some medicines may not interact well with specific foods or beverages.

What Makes A Diet Healthy?

Start dietary health management in your own home health care. Healthy eating means getting enough of the foods that provide vital nutrients, so the body may operate at an optimal level and protect itself from disease.

12 Ways To Increase Nutrition For Men And Women's Health

- Minimize the fat ingested to keep a healthy cholesterol level.
- Have larger quantities of vitamin D and calcium to maintain strong bones.
- Decrease salt intake to avoid retaining water and increasing blood pressure.
- Reduce quantity of sugar and dry foods.
- Drink 8 or more glasses of water.
- Have regular physical fitness activities.
- Eat 6 or less portions of cereal, rice, bread or pasta.
- Have 2 or less servings of fruit.
- Limit vegetables to 3 servings.
- Have 2 or less portions of meat, poultry, beans, eggs or fish.
- Limit milk, cheese or yogurt to 3 servings.
- Use oils, fats and sweets occasionally.

Here Are Several Benefits From A Healthy Diet

- Greater mental health sharpness
- Resistance to sickness
- Greater vitality
- Resilient immune system
- Faster healing
- Stronger bones for women's health

Reduce Insurance Costs

Even better, according to recent health insurance studies, seniors that practice successful home health care, often have a high level of dietary nutrition. This can decrease health insurance rates for both men and women's health costs. Good nutritional health information can make health management convenient, less costly and reduce the stress on mental health.