Turn on the TV and plug it into the vast number of nutritional products. One kind looks relatively [reliable]-multivitamins and nutritional elements. Pregnant women and children eat the most of these [drugs]. After all, many people only [can’t be careless] about things that affect future generations.
There are also some products that claim to be [specially designed for the middle-aged and the elderly] and that [it is good for the middle-aged and the elderly to eat special vitamins]. Are they bluffing?
These vitamins and nutrients are also called dietary supplements.
It is by no means uncommon for the middle-aged and the elderly to
In fact, the elderly are very prone to malnutrition and other health problems. With the increase of age, the various physical functions of the elderly begin to decline, aging, more prone to metabolic disorders, leading to nutritional deficiencies.
Generally speaking, the elderly need more minerals and vitamins than ordinary people. Therefore, the elderly should actually pay more attention to the intake of nutrients in their daily diet.
Calcium Deficiency and Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is very common in old age, especially in women. Nutritional factors leading to osteoporosis include protein, vitamin D and calcium.
The phenomenon of calcium deficiency in the middle-aged and elderly people in China may be relatively common and serious. Some studies have investigated the calcium intake of the middle-aged and elderly people over 50 years old from 1991 to 2009. The results show that in 2009, the daily calcium intake of male population was 400.2 mg, while that of female was 352.7 mg.
The recommended calcium intake for the middle-aged and elderly over 50 years old is 800 milligrams per day, that is to say, the average is less than half.
Dairy products contain vitamin D, which is easy to absorb and utilize calcium, so the most convenient way to eat is to drink more milk. The Chinese elderly diet pagoda recommends that the elderly eat 300 grams of dairy products every day. However, in the middle-aged and elderly people in our country, the habit of drinking milk every day is very few and far between.
Iron Deficiency and Anemia
Anemia of the elderly is also very common in our country. In 2002, China’s national nutrition survey showed that over 60 years old, one of every four people is anemic, far higher than that of the middle-aged population. After anemia, people are easy to become weak, weak and pale. Have you been recruited?
The cause of anemia may be single or comprehensive. In addition to the body’s own problems, insufficient intake of trace elements can also lead to anemia, such as common iron deficiency anemia. In terms of nutrition, the most common cause may be poor absorption and utilization of iron, B vitamins, folic acid, vitamin C, etc.
How to eat to prevent anemia? Increase staple foods of coarse grains (especially coarse grains and miscellaneous beans, because they are often rich in B vitamins) and various foods rich in iron (various kinds of meat, rich in heme iron), and eat more vegetables and fruits at the same time to supplement sufficient vitamin C and provide necessary nutrition for hematopoiesis.
There is not enough food [medicine] to gather together.
Balanced and diverse food is the best source of nutrition. Please remember this sentence dear readers and friends.
However, the reality is that it is difficult for many people to obtain the required nutrition by diet alone. China’s authoritative Dietary Guidelines for the Elderly also recommend that if sufficient nutrients cannot be obtained from diet, the elderly can be appropriately supplemented with iron, B vitamins, vitamin C and calcium.
Reasonable supplement of insufficient intake of trace elements in diet, prevention of nutritional deficiency diseases and improvement of the nutritional status of the elderly are still beneficial to the health of the elderly.
Formula [for the middle-aged and the elderly]? No need
These nutrients, essentially vitamin and mineral supplements, are not very different for different groups of people. According to their own diet structure, under the guidance of doctors or nutritionists, personalized choices are the most appropriate.
Moreover, our human body needs a certain range of minerals and vitamins, and eating too much will also be harmful. This is also a secret that businesses will not tell you!
Generally speaking, a balanced proportion and rich variety of food is the best way to absorb sufficient vitamins and minerals. However, if the diet cannot meet the needs, [dietary supplements] can help. However, it is not necessary to listen to the propaganda of the merchants, believing that [only those for the elderly can work], and it is even more forbidden to eat blindly and in large quantities.