• Elderly individuals need a balanced diet for their overall health and well-being.
  • As age advances, energy levels and appetite decrease, making nutrient-dense foods crucial.
  • The diet should include a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and dairy products rich in calcium and vitamin D.
  • Foods rich in fibre can aid in digestion and prevent constipation.
  • The elderly should limit intake of saturated fats and added sugars, and keep properly hydrated.
  • Older adults may need supplements such as vitamin B12, which becomes hard to absorb with age.
  • A balanced diet can help prevent age-related illnesses, maintain cognitive function, and support a healthy immune system in the elderly.