The older the wiser, and being wise cannot go to waste. So help out your elderly family members who are not eating properly. What they eat and how they eat has a lot to do with how they look and feel. They should feel good, they are in the golden years of their life and should be enjoying them. (Image by Steven R. Hazlett via Flickr
Many seniors are actually not eating properly in the United States and it is something that must get fixed. They are malnourished which will definitely knock off some years from their life.
The first step you need to take to make sure your grandparents or whomever you are trying to help out has food accessible to them at all times that is good for them. If they don’t do something about it, this just may be a task that they cannot handle anymore.
If you notice that your loved ones weight is different than usual this is something you should try to fix because it means they are not eating the thing they should be eating, or eating enough at all. The way they look will also be able to tell you this.
You must take control of your elderly loved ones life by learning more about malnourishment in the elderly and how to combat it. Also share this education with them because I am pretty sure they want to live a long healthy life.
The body’s need for vitamin C increases with age. Seniors should incorporate at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Strawberries, oranges, grapefruit, tomatoes, broccoli, red bell pepper and potatoes are all rich in vitamin C.
Vitamin D is an essential vitamin we all need. The sun is the most easiest way of getting it, but with age it gets harder. Introduce some foods that are high in vitamin D such as oatmeal and egg yolk.
Water is one of the most important things. Your body needs it to stay afloat. The elderly must drink nine glasses of water a day.
After learning all of this make sure that the elderly people close to you are eating right so that they can be around and healthy forever.