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The elderly and what they need to live longer

by Icnaija

Health is arguably the most expensive thing in the world and what we take in to maintain it follows. The human body is so complex that in most cases, what one eats determines how healthy he/she can be.

There are certain things that when we do them, they go a long way to ensure good health standard of our aged ones or the elderly. It should be borne in mind that as people age, their body becomes vulnerable and certain diseases like dementia, diabetes, back and neck pain and also depression.

Not withstanding, there are still some activities and dietaries which are believed will inhibit the quick action of these diseases in the body as it could not be stopped from happening because
it’s associated with old age.

  1. Below are some list of foods and activities that
    will help in improving the health of the
    elderly..
    List of good foods recommended for the aged ones
    1. Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids:
    These foods helps to fight inflammations which can cause cancer and heart diseases. Foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids can be found in fishes such as salmon, sardines and mackerel.
    2. Foods rich in calcium:
    Low fat or fat free diary like milk, cheese, yoghurt builds and maintains healthy bones and lowers
    blood pressure because they are fortified with vitamin D, vegetables and cereals cannot be excluded.
    3. Foods rich in fibre:
    Foods rich in fibre promotes digestion by moving food through the digestive tract e. g brown rice, oats, bread fruit and vegetables

4. Water:

Water keeps our skin hydrated and washes out dead skin cells in the body. It should be taken at least eight to ten times a day. This could help to freshen the skin. It is believed that these things when put into consideration can help to improve the health status of the elderly ones.

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