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Nutrition for Old Age People

I am Anzeela Arjumand. I am studying in the Punjab university Lahore in the field of biochemistry.

Nutrition for Old Age People

Nutrition is an essential process for maintaining the health of older people deprived of nutrients over time. Fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, and cereals are the most valuable nutrients for older persons.
Antoine Lavoisier was the first scientist who gave the concept of nutrition, and he wrote the book on food, which is known as Father of Nutrition and Chemistry. This book describes that vitamins and minerals are the essential nutrients for the body's survival.


Proteins, carbohydrates, electrolytes, and fats are the essential nutrients that help the bodywork in its best condition. A balanced amount of nutrients is beneficial for leading a healthy life, which is needed in the present era.
Older people are susceptible to several diseases because their basal body mass and lean body mass decline with age. And their energy requirements are also reduced, so they feel the weakness of joints and other diseases.
The immune system of older people is also affected, and they get several diseases like cardiovascular risk and other diseases. Food rich in fats is hazardous for older people because their physical activity is limited, and the calories they intake in the diet causes a lot of problems for them.
With the passage of age, the requirement of some nutrients is increased, and other is decreases. This is very necessary to know how much nutrients should be consumed for older people's physical activity.


In older people, overweight problems and regulation in bowel movements are widespread, so fiber intake is very beneficial. Men should intake 30 grams, and females should intake 21 grams of fiber daily. Otherwise, they suffer from various problems.
Proteins are essential for the body organs to restore and recover and facilitate the recovery in fracture cases. Protein requirement decreases with the passage of age because older people have less muscular movements.
Vitamins intake is also beneficial because they keep our bones healthy, and the problem of joints and bones are due to the deficiency of vitamins. Adults should consume about 20 micrograms of vitamin D daily for bone health.
Minerals also play a vital role in the physiological processes and keep our immune system, bones, and heart-healthy. These nutrition and diet tips can help to feed your body and minds as you are growing older.



Ahd on June 25, 2020:

Good effort keep it up

Anzeela Arjumand (author) from Khanewal on June 21, 2020:

Thank you so much...

Ali Zaidi on June 21, 2020:

Anzeela I see a spark in you.

You seem to be putting in 'Labour of Love' into your work.

For a person like you Sky is the Limit.

Keep the IMPETUS on.

All the best

God bless


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Anzeela Arjumand (author) from Khanewal on June 21, 2020:


Nayyab Hameed on June 21, 2020:

Well done Anzeela

Anzeela Arjumand (author) from Khanewal on June 21, 2020:

Thanku Aliza...

Aliza tasleem on June 21, 2020:

More power to you

Aliza tasleem on June 21, 2020:

Great work yaar... Keep rocking in the free world.

Anzeela Arjumand (author) from Khanewal on June 20, 2020:

Thank you for your appreciation Fatima Azam...

Fatima Azam on June 20, 2020:

Very comprehensive article with a pool of information.. Good work

Keep it up

Anzeela Arjumand (author) from Khanewal on June 20, 2020:

Thanks a lot.

Thebukism on June 20, 2020:

Best of luck for your article.

Sheen watson on June 19, 2020:

Informative article for old age people.

Anzeela Arjumand (author) from Khanewal on June 19, 2020:

Thanks for the advice. I will work on it.

Thomas baren on June 19, 2020:

You have to add some more nutrients.

Otherwise it is lovely.

Raaz mirza on June 19, 2020:

Lovely article with lot of information.

Anzeela Arjumand (author) from Khanewal on June 19, 2020:


Thanks for appreciation...

Dr. Kapil on June 19, 2020:

Good work...

Keep it up...

Noor fatima on June 19, 2020:

Very impressive work,

I really appreciate this.

Riffat Junaid from Pakistan on June 19, 2020:

Very informative article about nutrition.

Anzeela Arjumand (author) from Khanewal on June 19, 2020:


Hardy Jan on June 18, 2020:

This article is very useful for older people.

Aime staurt on June 18, 2020:

Dear Anzeela...

Interesting topic and quite informative with lot of good detail on nutrition.

David John on June 18, 2020:

Lovely article

Anzeela Arjumand (author) from Khanewal on June 18, 2020:

Thanks a lot.

kosar perveen on June 18, 2020:

Very informative article...

well done...

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