Nutrition is crucial in terms of health and well-being and is important at every stage of life, especially in the elderly. When looking to improve quality of life for seniors, food provides energy, nutrients and other substances needed for health. Optimal nutrition reduces stress, enhances immunity, affects longevity and improves outlook and quality of life.
Specific nutrients enhance an elder’s life by yielding energy, regulating blood pressure and glucose, improving eyesight in dim light and the myriad other tasks the body performs. Food choices made every day influence the body’s health and ability to function. By developing a nutritional diet for your elderly loved one, you are significantly lowering their risks of illness and injury.