Nutrition at Every Life Stage: Adulthood
Initially, between the ages of 20 and 30, there is stability in body composition and from that age onwards the aging process begins, the impact of which can be seen after the age of 65. In the long period of adult life, a balanced diet and nutrition will help mitigate age-related effects.
Recommendations for a Healthy Nutrition.
>> Eat as varied a diet as possible ensuring the intake of all food groups.
>> Dairy products; give preference to skimmed milk and fat-free cheeses, ensure their consumption in women for an appropriate supply of calcium.
>> Meat; ensure women eat meat since they are at greater risk of iron deficiency; preferably fish such as LC Tuna in water or oil, and lean meats.
>> Eggs: Eat it at least twice a week or choose eating egg whites that provide protein.
>> Vegetables and fruits, daily intake. Canned fruits and vegetables are a good choice when looking for convenience. Cereals and legumes: cereals such as rice, potatoes, Arcor canned corn, noodles. Or legumes such as LC Canned Chickpeas, LC Lentils, LC Beans, Presto Pronta Polenta.
>> Sugar, avoid exceeding the recommended intake of simple sugars.
>> Fats: Favor the consumption of vegetable oils, preferably Arcor corn oil, sunflower, cotton, canola and olive oil.
>> Avoid excessive salt intake.
NUTRITION FOR SENIOR ADULTS
The elderly is a group at high nutritional risk based on a number of factors. Adequate nutrition makes an important contribution to a good quality of life for the elderly.
The ideal diet for a healthy elderly person is no different from that of younger individuals. However, different conditions in senior adults are likely to require certain adjustments to the type and form of food.