Food intake for elderly people (elderly) is different from younger people. In addition to the ability of the alimentary organs that begin to change, nutritional needs were changed. Understandably, a number of potential diseases easily come in the old age. Here are some things to consider in the diet for the elderly, as written on the site of the Association of Internist Medicine Specialists in Indonesia.
1. Make dishes with spices that are not stimulated, such as spicy or acid, because it can interfere with the health of the stomach and digestive equipment.
2. Reduce the use of salt, in example no more than 4 grams per day, to reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
3. Reduce coconut milk, lean meat, and oil for blood cholesterol is not high. Multiply high calcium foods, such as milk and fish. In elderly people, especially menopausal women, it is necessary to consume calcium to reduce the risk of bone loss.
4. Increase fiber foods, such as raw vegetables, for a smooth digestion and not constipation.
5. Reduce consumption of sugar and foods that contain high carbohydrates to normal blood sugar, especially for people with diabetes so that no other complications occur.
6. Use a little oil to stir fry and reduce fried foods. Expand the food processed with baked or boiled because the food is easily digested.
7. Make cooking soft and easy to chew so dental health awake.