Human body passes through several changes all through the years as you age. Along with the changes its nutritional requirement also changes leading to requirement of supplements for 45+ adults.
People in the age group of 45+ years have very different nutritional requirements than teenagers, children, and middle-aged adults. Your Nutritional requirement is fulfilled with the food you eat. Your food provides the energy and nutrients you need to stay healthy. Nutrients include proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals and water.
Once you turn adult your energy requirement diminishes as your body is no longer growing, however its micro-nutrient (Vitamins, minerals) requirement stays high, as they enable body to perform several important functions. Needless to say that a good diet full of nutrients will reduce the risk of age related diseases such as osteoporosis, high blood pressure, heart diseases and cancers. Therefore the best advice as you turn adult are to:
If you eat well and avoid junk food, smoking & alcohol, your body will remain strong with a sharp mind and higher energy levels as you age.
Once you turn adult your energy requirement diminishes as your body is no longer growing, however its micro-nutrient (Vitamins, minerals) requirement stays high, as it enables body perform several important functions. However with age the way our body processes food changes due to the following reasons:
As per National Institute of Ageing below are the calories requirement per day:
A woman over 50 who is:
A man over 50 who is:
For seniors (45+ adults) a nutrients rich and healthy diet result into improved mental agility, resistance to illness and disease, higher energy levels and faster recovery. However if you have lack of nutrients in your body, you may face following health concerns:
Osteoporosis is a disease where decreased bone strength increases the risk of a broken bone. Osteoporosis is characterised by a decrease in bone density which increases the risk of fractures. It is the most common reason for a broken bone among the elderly. Bones that commonly break include the back bones, the bones of the forearm, and the hip. Until a broken bone occurs there are typically no symptoms. Bones may weaken to such a degree that a break may occur with minor stress or spontaneously. Chronic pain and a decreased ability to carry out normal activities may occur following a broken bone.
For elderly it is recommended to take a healthy, balanced and nutritious diet that includes fruits and vegetables and adequate quantity of calcium, vitamin D, and vitamin K. Calcium, Vitamin D and Vitamin K are essential for minimizing bone loss and maintaining overall health. Calcium and vitamin D are particularly important for bone health. Calcium is the most important nutrient for preventing osteoporosis and for reaching peak bone mass.
Arthritis is generally happens to people in the age group of 65+ years, however its sufferers include men, women and kids as well. Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints and is characterized by joint pain & limited function of joints. Arthritis occur due to reduction in the normal amount of cartilage tissue due to:
Our bones are connected with a firm and flexible connective tissue called Cartilage. Cartilage works like a sponge and protects the joints by absorbing the pressure & shocks created when you move or put stress on them. There are more the 100 types of arthritis issue found among humans however the two most common types are:
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disorder and occurs when your body’s immune system attacks the tissues of the body. These attacks affects a soft tissue called synovium, which produces a fluid that nourishes the cartilage and lubricates the joints. Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis may face a situation where both bone and cartilage inside the joint gets destructed completely. Causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis are not known fully. At VitSupp we believe that it is caused due to increasing levels of food intolerance we are facing today.
To stay away from Arthritis please ensure that you take sufficient amount of Vitamin D, calcium, Magnesium, B Vitamins and keep your digestion in control. You also must exercise regularly to ensure that you stay in shape.
At older age due to Constipation and sedentary lifestyle several seniors face stomach disorders such as IBS, Constipation etc.
Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is essential to help you enjoy eating, and to eat well. Missing teeth, sore gums and dentures that don’t fit properly can all make it difficult to chew food, which might mean that you change what and how much you eat. Have your teeth checked regularly and ensure your dentures are adjusted correctly so that you can continue to enjoy a variety of foods and drinks without restriction. And remember to visit your dentist whenever you are having difficulty with your teeth, gums or dentures.