Nutrition for Older Adults

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Nutrition for Older Adults Sheri King, State of Michigan, Senior Services 1. List at least three positive impacts of healthy eating on older adults. Increased mental acuity Resistance to illness through a healthier immune system Faster recovery times Reduced risk of developing chronic conditions Better management of chronic conditions More energy 2. List three obstacles to healthy eating Lifestyle Changes: suddenly single and limited incomes can affect how and what seniors eat Lower activity levels/ lower metabolism: After the age of 40, the metabolism naturally slows down. Health issues may force seniors to cut back on physical activity. Weight gain can result from both. Appetite: Loss of taste is part of the aging process. This can contribute to lack of appetite. Medication and emotions also effect the appetite. Many seniors try to compensate for loss of taste by over salting food. Digestion:
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