Nutrition For Aging Adults in Vacaville, CA

Nutrition for Aging Adults
in Vacaville

A healthy life and proper diet are the best way to go especially for older adults that are 65 years and above. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), older adults are prone to diseases because most of them are on a poor diet.

For instance, fatty foods are linked to cancer of the colon, pancreas, and prostate. Degenerative diseases like diabetes and osteoporosis are also diet-related, most especially with micronutrients.

Micronutrient deficiency is also common to the elderly because of factors like reduced food intake and a lack of variety in their diet.

With that in mind, these nutrients are most important for good health and recommended by your Vacaville Chiropractor and aging adults should take these into consideration.

Recommended Vitamins In Vacaville

  • Vitamin B12 - Adults who are aged beyond 50 years old are incapable of absorbing enough vitamin B12. It's best that they should focus on food sources that are rich on vitamin B12 like cereal, lean meat, and some fish and seafood. You can also ask your doctor or nutritionist if you require some vitamin B12 supplement as well.
  • Potassium - Eating adequate potassium is also good, while also limiting sodium intake, since it could help lower your risk of high blood pressure. Good sources of potassium include beans, fruits, vegetables, and fat-free or low-fat dairy products. When selecting and preparing these foods, don't include salt in them. Just use herbs and spices to add some flavor to the food.
  • Dietary Fiber - You can stay regular by eating fiber-rich foods. Eating dietary fiber can reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease. You should go for cereals, whole-grain breads, and more beans and peas. Don't forget your fruits and vegetables because they're rich in dietary fiber too.
  • Calcium and Vitamin D - Calcium and vitamin D are important for older adults since they need it to maintain their bone health. To meet these needs, you should go for 3 servings of fat-free or low-fat dairy products each day. Calcium can also be acquired from fruit juices and fortified cereals, canned fish with soft bones, dark green leafy vegetables, and fortified plant-based beverages. As for vitamin D, you should go for salmon, eggs, and fortified foods and beverages. If you're considering a multivitamin or calcium supplement, just go for the one that contains vitamin D.
  • Know your fats - When you want to take in some fats, you should get it from the monounsaturated and polyunsaturated variety. These are common in food sources like avocados, fish, nuts, seeds, and vegetable oils. To reduce your risk of a heart disease, stay away from foods that contain saturated fat and trans-fat.
  • Vitamin C - Vitamin C contains antioxidant properties that are helpful in preventing cancer and heart disease. This nutrient is also involved in collagen production, which provides elasticity to your skin and removes dead skin cells.
    • It can also help in repairing teeth and bones and can aid in healing wounds. This vitamin is very common in fruits and vegetables. You can also take supplements but make sure to get the approval of your healthcare provider first.

With that, it's important that the elderly get all their daily nutrients to ensure a perfect, healthy body. Just follow what is listed above and you are sure to keep yourself safe from certain health conditions, even at an older age.

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Absolute Family Chiropractic
1490 Alamo Drive Suite B
Vacaville, CA 95687
(707) 474-5688