All these diets and services in the preparation of food are carried out in compliance with the indications of your doctor or personal care
The diet of the elderly person should be a diet:
Balanced (according to the needs of energy, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals).This in order to avoid deficiencies in the consumption of nutrients such as protein, thiamine, vitamin C, calcium, iron and folates, and to guarantee a healthy diet. The objective of an adequate diet in the elderly person is to maintain an optimal state of health, which allows meeting the nutritional needs to avoid deficiencies, maintain adequate body weight, delay the occurrence or progression of diseases related to nutrition and avoid the intake excessive of some nutrients. The chewing capacity of the elderly person must be taken into consideration. For example, if you are a person who does not have teeth, it is important to modify the texture of the foods that are offered, before excluding them from your diet. A varied and healthy diet guarantees that the elderly have quality of life.
Offer chopped or cooked vegetables and fruits. Bananas, papaya and orange can also be presented in the form of juice or puree. Include green vegetables and accompany meals with fresh natural fruits such as blackberry, cas, lemon, orange. The fresh ones made with acidic fruits may be better accepted if they are prepared boiled with rice or mixed with the water of the boiled and strained linseed. Prepare soft meats, cut into pieces or ground, with sauce or as part of other dishes (pasta, rice, minced meat, stews, soups). If it is difficult for the person to consume them for various reasons, they should blend them and add them to other dishes. Offer nutritious snacks such as fresh whole fruits, juice or puree, vegetables such as carrots, celery or cucumber on sticks, adding yogurt or seeds such as almonds. Do not forget to integrate the elderly person into the family, showing them affection and security, especially when eating their food.