Changes in nutritional needs as you age

Decreased appetite

A worrying concern for the elderly is a decrease in appetite.

This can lead to unintended weight loss, nutritional deficiencies. Anorexia is also associated with poor health and a higher risk of death.

Factors that can cause older people to lose their appetite include: changes in hormones, taste and smell, changes in life circumstances.

In addition, other causes of the condition can be mentioned as tooth loss, loneliness, pre-existing pathologies, the use of drugs.

If it is difficult to tolerate large meals, each person should try dividing the meals into small portions, eating them every few hours.

Older people try to form the habit of eating healthy snacks such as almonds, yogurt and boiled eggs. These feeds provide many nutrients, a good amount of calories.

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